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Old 05-23-2009, 08:17 AM
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Chevy 350 Tune-up

I'm sure this is a rather simple question but I don't know the answer. Should I do the timing first, adjust the Idel first, or the vacum. Also where do you hook up the tach on a car with electronic ignition. I just got my motor running last night in a 55 chevy. sounds good. But now I need the fine tunning. Thanks Nick

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She runs well eh? Great! Okay, first off, what type of electronic ignition? Some have a blade connector right on the distributor cap specifically as a tach output. Set the idle by ear to start with, what sounds good is usually close enough. Then go on to timing.

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Yes, Runs great. Your right, I timed it today after getting the car at running tempature. Was a little off yesterday but got it 4 degrees before top dead center. Than adjusted my vacum was around 19-18. Ideld smooth. I think I might have screwed up my starter or fly wheel. Darn Igintion switch wasn't spring back to disingage the starter. Never had headers on a car before and that noise that was coming from the that side of the car was really the starter or flywheel grinding I thought thats how headers sound. O well once I figured what that noise was perred like a kitten. What a difference. I think I might have also put a little to much transmisson fluid in. Any suggestions how to remove like a extra qt. Thanks for you reply Nick
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disconnect trans cooler line at radiator and let it pump out a quart or so.,

have someone in the car to shut it off for you real quick.

1/2" wrench loosens the line fitting on most 5/16" steel tubing

spray with penetrating oil to make sure the line doesnt spin with the fitting and kink the line

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Thanks alot never thought of letting fluid out that way.
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