|09-01-2012 09:39 AM|
trouble shooting chevy 350
Where is the location of the timing tab on your timing chain cover? Are you using a stock 8" balancer? Another thing the 305 cid chevy timing chain cover has the pointer at the 12:00 position. Can you get the casting number off the passenger side back of the block? There should be a number on the pad behind the alternator too. Small block casting date is located on driver side rear of block on flange forward of bellhousing. Once you know the date you know the position of the timing pointer or balancer. You can then find TDC. Don't forget to read this link from post #7. Great for timing engines. http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w...nition_advance. Here is another article on the different balancers and timing chain cover pointer location. http://www.crankshaftcoalition.com/w..._TDC_lines_SBC
|08-31-2012 10:36 PM|
"THEY" say a lot of things. I would not go any closer than 3" to 4" below idle vacuum.
|08-31-2012 06:02 PM|
They say to get a power valve 1" below idle vacuum for best results,I'm yet to have a need to swap one but I may try it myself when I start super tuning my ride.
If the engine is loading up clean/change the plugs,take her for a WOT blast,shut it down right away and read the plugs,try jetting down a couple sizes if its rich and repeat till the plugs read correct.
I'm not the most elaborate tuner in the world but I just play with everything and anything till I feel the engine has no more to give.Works well for me,prolly not the method one would wanna do on a $10K engine,but on my mild street mills it allways gets it done.
BTW I have similar crappy heads 993 castings on my engine 1.94s though,they will work fine for a street engine though up to 350HP/5500rpm.Your cam is a bit big for the heads flow,it will take away throttle response in exchange for top end the heads cannot support,but to say it will not run at all is wrong just won't run upto the cams potential.Idealy a cam in the 220@050 up to 230@050 range(in a light car or with stout gears)woulda been best.
I do get a little pissed when people knock stock heads,like anyone who doesn't have a pocket full of bills for aftermarket can't make power.
|08-26-2012 04:50 PM|
|gofastz||well i didnt expect that, us country boys dont have all the money for those flashy heads that flows for race cars and such, this is a 4x4 truck a (toy) not a musle car or race car or a drag car, i set the timing by ear it dont ping it runs like a race car down the road, put the foot down and she is all over the place, when i got the timing in the rite area the carb settle down some what, the rest of that idle issue i beleave is due to it loading up from haveing the wroung size power valve in it, when he gets one ill let yal know how it goes...|
|08-20-2012 06:06 PM|
|08-20-2012 03:23 PM|
|thinwhiteduke||Ditto what Greg T said.|
|08-20-2012 07:32 AM|
If you want to run that cam prepare to replace the heads with something that will flow some air, use a piston stop to determine TRUE TDC and get a timing tape and bolt-on tab, limit your mechanical advance to 10* and set your initial at about 26*, then add 10* of vacuum advance with full manifold vacuum. Once this is done you'll be able to tune the carb to handle that cam.
It never ceases to amaze me how people use junk heads because they have them and then expect the mill to run with a bottom-of-the-page cam.
|08-19-2012 10:39 PM|
|08-19-2012 06:10 PM|
I just time by ear.Then if it fires on one click warm and don't kick back and don't ping when I stand on it shes in range.Then play with weights and springs and see what happens.
Course I'm cobbler........lol
|08-19-2012 11:21 AM|
|gofastz||the heads are just a sets he had laying around 883's open chambers 2.02/1.60 valves, he used 150 domes to get the cr he wanted, the cam was degreed to the cam card dont ask idk, keep in mine this motor is in a 82' chevy 4x4, with a 4speed granny, 3" exhaust with super44 flowmasters...the carb is stock right out of the box....|
|08-08-2012 05:11 PM|
That said, any time you can allow for a mechanical advance- even if it's only 10 degrees- you should use it. Locked timing is like a stopped clock. It WILL be correct... a couple times a day.
There's some info here that you can take a look at to get some idea of what's required. In your case, I would start w/using 20-26 degrees initial w/the rest coming from the mechanical advance. The total timing depends on the chamber design and head material, etc. With this set up you'll want to use a vacuum advance connected to ported vacuum as described in the linked-to page above.
|08-08-2012 11:17 AM|
|vinniekq2||carb might need a couple mods to idle with that cam.It will also idle about 1000.get the timing issue fixed then come back to carb(float level,does it have an electric pump? regulator?,,, power valve number? modify primary throttle blade) takes a little tweeking,,,it will come|
|08-08-2012 07:41 AM|
|08-08-2012 07:30 AM|
|496CHEVY3100||I guess that would depend if you spent your time researching a product, or spent you time trying to find childish sayings that you copied from another page|
|08-07-2012 05:42 PM|
|T-bucket23||That cam does not idle well by design.|
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