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01-16-2015 10:56 PM tuning the piano
got the new dist dialed in at *33 total, could probably get a little more, but need to get the carb set up.
Up 4 jets and getting color to the plug. Ordered couple more and a mag lite to read the plugs with.
I've been hearing guys complain about Holley's for 30 years. Now I see why, I'm tuning it to the street. I'll have to go through it again when the track opens, and carry two sets of jets.
Which means, like the carbed Guzzi's W/Mikuni's, I'll have a hand full of left over jets that are nothing more than lumps of brass with holes in them.

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01-08-2015 07:07 PM it's all in the timing
Thats what she said.
Being new to all this, I'm learning about timing.
This new distributor wasn't quite what it was spect'ed, I suspect.
And the farther I go in hotroddom, the more supicious I get.
Got the total timing down to 38*, going for 2 maybe 4* more.
It came with 3 sets of "L" shaped tabs to limit timing, went to the shortest provided.
Have modified them, by adding material-- testing tomorrow.
If I get it figured out- may do a thread on Pertronix dist.


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01-05-2015 07:47 PM Praise God and pass the amunition.
To celebrate I bought a sandwich and a 6 pack.
Temp up tp 45 yesterday, 50 something today, and the 5 minute rule.
Never heard of it,--- but just get out for one little thing! It was a new hard line to the carb.
So at dusk I got her up again, starts hot or cold-- it's an animal.
Guess old age and cold temps really don't mix.
Testing tomorrow!!!! The new distributor/carb/shifter/ ectra.


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12-23-2014 03:25 PM Santa was here
He dropped off my xmas present.
I went with pertronix again since I've got their coil, which runs at 12 volts.
I can't get over Summits ability to get parts to my door in 24 hours.
They must catch a flight up the west coast every night, and I'm two miles from sea-tac.
Tomorrow we're back on the road.


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12-22-2014 03:19 PM might check the obvious first
the other night when I ran out of gas, I also found my head lights worked on
high not low beams.
Nothing comes easy with this hot rod stuff, so I figured I got something hooked up wrong on the switch, maybe bad dimmer switch at 65 years old. Wire has come loose or is corroded.
Pull the switch out of the dash, wired right, power where it's supposed to be.
Put on the grubby's ,jack the car up. The dimmer seems fine.
Go out front and the relay is unplugged. WOOFDA


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