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09-17-2012 12:56 PM
327 spark plug issues

Hi Bruce , I'm glad to hear you have your Nova all straight. Just take your oil filter wrench and give it less than a 1/4 of a turn. I got my Camaro back from Shean Saturday. The paint job looks great. I'll have to redo the interior now. Gives me something to do, lol. It's 1967 Camaro Rally Sport, 491 cid, TH400, custom torque converter, and 4.11 rear. I had it painted bright red with the Z28 stripes in black. Nice meeting you even though it was on the computer and telephone. Take care, Doug Minter
09-17-2012 10:58 AM
70nova327 its all finished, put a RV cam in, replaced on the timing gears and chain, obviously all the gaskets as well, i only had to pull the radiator and strip off all the accesories. i totally forgot to look at the casting numbers, i custom cut and fitted some MSD street fire plug wires, used the felpro intake gasket and added the one for the carb you suggested as well. that cam gear was pretty chewed up so i replaced the dist gear as well. it ran great but i still took it into the local shop, he charged me $30 to dial in the timing and carb, he even used his smog equipment up the tailpipes to dial in the carb, what a difference!! i have a small drip coming off of the NAPA oil filter i used but thats the only issue as of now. thanks for all your help!!
09-13-2012 09:33 AM
327 spark plug issues

Bruce here is your block number decoded. V= Flint engine 05= May 28= day of month YV= 1968 327 M/T 220 hp came from a C10 truck.
09-12-2012 05:59 PM
70nova327 ive been trying to research the suffix code on the tab in front of the right head, v0528yv, the first v is for the flint plant i think then may 28th but im lost on the last two letters, id love to know what it actually is since i dont know a lot about it.
09-11-2012 09:59 PM
327 spark plug issues

Are you in the mood for some work? I just read an article on replacing the cam in a 1970 Nova. The guy removed the grill, header panel, and bumper. Then he started disassembling the motor. After he removed the distributor, intake and carburetor, he removed all the header bolts. Then came disassembling the heads. Next came all the accessories, alternator, power steering pump, water pump, and timing chain cover. When it came time to pull the cam he pulled the motor mount bolts and jacked up the engine to clear the radiator support. But don't forget the fuel pump rod! When re-installing the cam and lifters don't forget to use the moly lube on the cam and just the bottom of the lifters. Reinstall everything else in reverse order. Man I don't envy you! Let me know when you get it running again. This time before you tear it down order the Q1204 Felpro intake gasket set. Also let me know if you have flat top pistons and the head casting numbers. I will help you make a list of the all gaskets to use for reassembly.
09-11-2012 12:13 PM
70nova327 i had it looked at, the vac advance at the dist wasnt working and it looks like the cam gear is at the dist is chewed up so my timing is jumping around, heres my big question, can the cam be pulled out in a nova without pulling the engine?
09-06-2012 06:32 PM
327 spark plug issues

Follow the instructions in post #94. This will tell you how far it is out of time. What ever tower the rotor is pointing to when the timing light flashes is #1. rewire the distributor starting at this tower with #1 spark plug wire.
09-06-2012 01:50 PM
70nova327 i flipped the dist like you mentioned, that wasnt it, it wouldnt even start like that. im thinking you might have been correct about it jumping time.
09-05-2012 10:14 PM
Finding Tdc

Bruce, after talking with you. I was looking at the wiki article How to install a distributor. On your computer at the top of the page where Home, Forum, Links, Wiki click Wiki, scroll down to engine and click on engine,on this page click ignition, then click on How to install a Distributor, click on #4 in contents Another method for setting timing for start up. Follow the instructions until you get to stop, and lock it down. With this completed remove your cap and see where your rotor is pointing. Just curious! Is it pointing to #1 like in the picture in Distributor Installation above. Install the cap and fire it up!
09-05-2012 05:37 PM
70nova327 yeah your 3 hours ahead of me..
09-05-2012 05:36 PM
Time zone

Bruce it's 7:36 pm here in Virginia. Your time is 4:36 right?
09-05-2012 05:03 PM
70nova327 yeah im thinking it was flooding it out. im curious to see how it will run tonight with the regulator on it. it was a strong 8.5 psi at idle, that might explain why when i accelerated to higher rpms it would spit and spudder.
09-05-2012 04:36 PM
327 spark plug issues

Here is the Edelbrock carburetor manual. It has tuning for your carb too.
09-05-2012 04:30 PM
Originally Posted by 70nova327 View Post
so, plug off the canister and the carb as well when timing?
No just plug the end of the vacuum hose that you take off the distributor can. The can does not pull vacuum. Edelbrock carburetors recommend 5-5.5 lbs. of fuel pressure. Eventually it will blow the needle and seat inside the carburetor and damage the float. Maybe that's why your plugs were wet with gas. Carb leaking down after you turn it off.
09-05-2012 03:47 PM
70nova327 and what affect would my fuel pump have had on it when it was pushing 8.5 PSI out?
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