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Old 07-14-2008, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by scapegoat
I know my carb has vacuum ports, I just said that they are full manifold vacuum not timed. And the picture of the baseplate you posted is not totally like mine. Mine has the two in the front and one big one in the back. I know the one in the back is full vacuum and at least one of the two in the front is full as well. I havent checked the second one in the front yet for full or timed vacuum.
One of the smaller ports in the front is the "timed" vacuum port.

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Originally Posted by scapegoat
Im just waiting on a new balancer. Should be here in two days.
You probably do not need this item based on what you've posted.


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Originally Posted by scapegoat
I was driving the truck around for about a week before the balancer issue. It ran okay and had a ton of power. It would annihilate the tires at 30mph and continue spinning all th way through drive. But at that point it was not timed with a light. I just set it until it sounded and performed okay. It got a little hot though. Thats why I was thinking I should time it. Incase its running hot because of it being out of time.
If you drove it for about a week before it got a "little" hot; the timing probably was not the reason the engine got hot.


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Originally Posted by scapegoat
I just want this thing timed so I can drive it to the exhaust shop to get some pipes hooked up. I will be driving open headers.
Your original question concerning the timing was answered several times, by different folks.

Your second (sort of) question about whether or not you had a timed vacuum port on your carb was answered and you eventually stated that indeed you did have three on your carb (this was after you stated that your carb did not have a vacuum port).

Your third question concerning the harmonic balancer was also answered several times, by different folks.

Now it seems like you want to have a pissin' contest with some of the folks that attempted to assist you.

Did you ever drive it to the exhaust shop to get your pipes hooked up?

Did you ever set your timing correctly?

I think this thread is ready to be either CLOSED or sent to the DUMP.

What ever happened to the link to "REPORT THIS THREAD"???

I know where the "REPORT BAD POST" link is.

Last edited by Frisco; 07-14-2008 at 09:16 AM. Reason: added info
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