For the first time, ever in a year and a half I've owned my car, Daves four door and mine are running
and in the same place at the same time.
Met him out at the Triple X, first time I'd been inside, that place it a museum.
Right behind me on the wall is a pic of Denis Gauge .
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.
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 &quot;L&quot; 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.
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.
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.