So my buddy with the 87 vet took it out and warmed it up.
Finally agreed to a street race, and that got me off dead center.
Got the E303 cam back in, high rise manifold, new Summit/holey carb.
That carb is sweet, fired right up as soon as gas got there.
Turned the fast idle down a touch, had to lower both floats.
Fires right up hot or cold.
Got some timing marks now, 10* and 36, not sure what rpm yet.
Seems a couple wires got crossed up. The temp sender went from right next to the coil,
to back behind the carb. So no doubt I hooked the tac to the sender, and had no temp guage.
Got to lengthen the tac wire now, the one I cut to fit the new temp.
I'm leaving the kick down cable off till I get 200 mi and a retorque done.
The B&M shifter is the cats meow.
Got to grease the fan belt-it squeals like a girl.
Wait I did, blown head gasket.
Number one and four burnt through the top into the lifter valley.
No wonder the car nosed over at half track.
Back at the beginning, I torqued the heads, came back the next morning and checked them.
Don't recall any that had relaxed, thats some thing I'd make note of.
I asked in two diff. places about re-torque, told it wasn't necessary.
Now I see in the fine print edlebrock assembly tips, torque,
then after first heat cool cycle, re-torque.
That doesn't sound like a tip- should have been a bold print FINAL STEP!
The fun is leaking out, will take this up again when I'm energized.
called edlebrock, they use vi-ton stem seals, no sweat there.
forgot to re-torque intake manifold, oil's being sucked in from lifter valley.
checked torque on head bolts-OK
R&R cams- isky cam looks like new
E303 back in, straight up.
waiting on gasket set