|10-15-2008 07:12 PM|
|10-15-2008 06:52 PM|
Thanks f bird.
im going to lay down the total set up.
lets start on top
14" k&n air-cleaner 4" thick, holley 750 double pumper, edelbrock performer rpm air gap intake, world cyl.heads 200cc int.runners, 2,02 and 1.60 valves, 64cc chamber, comp magnum 280 cam,230degr.@050, 480 lift and 110 lobe seperation, installed using degree wheel "to be accurate" 1,5 ratio roller rocker arms, Je srp flat top pistons, 6"eagle i beam rods, eagle 5140 crank with 3,75 stroke, and this hei ignition, maybe i should switch to msd ? or get me this curve kit you mentioned, and should i connect the vacuum advance again ? it felt like she ran smoother with out it ?!
This engine is just recently assembled so there is allot of tuning and testing left, i jetted the carb with #73 front and 75 rear and used 6,5 hg power valve. You did mention earlier i should use 4.5hg valve ? ok
Then comes a th 400 trans with 3000rpm stall converter, 3;73 gear ratio and 26" tires, all this is now sitting in my 72 ss nova.
Thanks for your time and effort. Kristofer.
|10-15-2008 04:55 PM|
Ok, many good advice, thank you all for your time, first i checked the play in the distributor and that was at minimum i believe, i guess it may not be to tight either, another thing i see you guys very often set your total timing at 34-36 degrees, in my experiments 38 has very often give me best results ? ! Maybe the cold here has something to do with it, at summer usually around 65 on Fahrenheit, and im going to try adding a switch on the ign.wire.
|10-15-2008 04:33 PM|
Hi, to answer techinspector1. We did raise the hood and that for sure helped, out. The temp fell well down. Thanks for a good advice.
P.s. forgive me not telling you before.
|10-15-2008 03:40 PM|
Chamber design, altitude, thermostat temp, intake air temp, quench, piston design, carb tune, exhaust design/scavenging, stall speed, auto or manual, if the cam is installed straight up or advanced/retarded... the list goes on.
To say that its definite that he'll cause damage is pretty premature at this point.
Initial timing is a pointless number provided it doesn't cause problems elsewhere in the RPMS/load. You can get away with a lot more low RPM timing with an automatic since heavy loading (lots of right foot) will always mean elevated RPMs.
|10-15-2008 02:51 PM|
I said the 34* centrifugal timing was in at 2600 rpm, as the post stated, that is where I set it with an adjustable timing light. I will bet you that I do not have 34* at idle.
I have looked at your other posts for the month of October, and I believe you are badly mistaken on a lot of them.
Things that jump out, aside from the bad advice:
"stock 4.3L is 237 CI....." end quote
That = 55cc per L not the +/- 61cc per L that I learned in school.
10-10-08 + other posts: quote
"I am just an engineer, but..."
Your profile shows you as a mechanic, attending SEMo for construction management ...
Ocupation:mechanic, part time laborer
How can you call yourself an engineer, without a degree???
Your above post, concerning my timing, is stupid beyond belief! You either can't read or you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about!
You registered on this site on 6-13-2005. Your birthdate is July 24, 1985. You were almost 20 years old. You made no mention of studying to be an engineer, instead you said you were a mechanic, attending SEMo for construction Management.
So when and where did you receive your Engineering degree and in what discipline? Was it on the Chessie System (railroad line)?
How come there are no MORON Smilies?
|10-15-2008 01:44 PM|
Oh, its very simple, if you have 34* of timing at idle, and you're idle is set below 2,700 RPM or so, which I expect for that cam is probably around 900 RPM. Then it would be detonating a LOT from take off- that's kind of the whole idea behind having mechanical advance on a dizzy- so you have more timing when you need it, but not too much when you are carrying a high load at low engine speeds.
to simplify it 34* timing + that cam + that compression (at take-off)= BOOM!
|10-15-2008 12:29 PM|
PLEASE TELL ME!
|10-15-2008 12:14 PM|
|10-15-2008 12:03 PM|
I set my timing to 34* all in by 2600 rpm. I have 13" vacuum at idle and am using a vacuum can per Lars' specs.
Absolutly no problems cranking, either with stock starter or smaller high torque.
BTW, I don't know what initial timing is, it does not matter.
|10-15-2008 10:37 AM|
|ap72||24* is way too much for 10.5:1 with iron heads, and that cam isn't that big. Kepp it at the 18 you have now and get the starter saver or wire a manual cut out switch to the ignition- a lot of people do it that way.|
|10-15-2008 09:52 AM|
|10-15-2008 03:42 AM|
Kristofer, what ever happened when you raised the hood on the 'Vette to experiment with a cooling problem. Just curious. Here is the thread....
|10-14-2008 06:14 PM|
|Mez||one thing to check is see if your distributor has up and down play in it if it does what can happen is when the eng is off it drops down and because of the angle of the teeth on the gear it advances the distributor so it goes to 22 deg or whatever more than you set it at. As soon as it starts it lifts up and retards it to your 18 deg and you can never see it happen. Take the cap off and the rotor and without moving the centrifigal advance move the distr shaft clockwise and counter clockwise and see how much play it has. I find gm dist have allot of play and I make a shim to take up the play and helps with this exact problem.|
|10-14-2008 06:00 PM|
|Icelander||Thanks for your reply, When i retard the ignition 2-3 degrees it is surely helping the starter but not enaugh and the idle speed drops about 150-200 rpm and i can feel a diffrence in how she does not accelerate as freely as with timing at 18 deegre.|
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