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11-08-2012 06:56 PM
birkey It will probably run hot without one
11-08-2012 06:52 PM
lil-vulky I just took the thermostat out now because haven't got my temp gauge or electric fans yet, once i get my temp gauge in and electric fans and depends what temp it reads later on i might buy a new thermostat but for now id rather be safe without one then put one in and overheat it because it has no radiator fans or temp gauge. not that i run it for long but still. and ohk thanks, when i borrow a timing light again i'll check out the timing and redo everything
11-08-2012 06:39 PM
birkey Btdc or advanced. 180 degrees. Of might be risky running with no thermostat on the street. Try a restrictor. It looks like a big washer. If it is running cooler with out a thermostat you can advance it even more. Reason a thermostat I'd used is because it takes a certain amount of time for coolant to remove heat from engine and certain amount of time to dicipate in the radiator.
11-08-2012 06:27 PM
lil-vulky
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I would say 6000 is very safe. I would start the timing at 10 run it for a while if it is under 180 or so bump it up to 12. Don't forget about total timing. Timing after the advance kicks in. It also helps to have a thermostat with a bypass in it
i removed the thermostat the other day because it might of been faulty and causing airlocks and was making me paranoid i had a cracked head. am just leaving it without a thermostat because it will need all the cooling it can get,

10degrees before or after tdc ? and what do you mean by if its under 180? 180 what? sort of confused me lol

but thanks alot for ur help so far
11-08-2012 06:20 PM
birkey I would say 6000 is very safe. I would start the timing at 10 run it for a while if it is under 180 or so bump it up to 12. Don't forget about total timing. Timing after the advance kicks in. It also helps to have a thermostat with a bypass in it
11-08-2012 06:11 PM
lil-vulky
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If you are looking for max power, I would suggest running more timing since you are burning 95. 8 is safe but you will sacrifice HP. I believe you can use an old spark plug instead of a piston stop. Just remove ground strap and possibly electrode.
what would be best timing for me to set it at? yeah i want max power i can get but also don't want it to detonate and go boom on me, also do you know what max rpm these rev to? safely and reliably. iv been googling around and they say 5500-6000 rpm? need to know what to set my tacho at so i dont go over the top with the revs, i sort of have a heavy foot and use to an efi rev limiter lol
11-08-2012 06:06 PM
birkey If you are looking for max power, I would suggest running more timing since you are burning 95. 8 is safe but you will sacrifice HP. I believe you can use an old spark plug instead of a piston stop. Just remove ground strap and possibly electrode.
11-08-2012 05:56 PM
lil-vulky all factory d0ve intake d2ve heads so 95cc chamber size in the gay as open chamber heads. from what iv gathered with my reserach so far. otherwise has a 750holley carby running 95 octane but carby hasn't been tuned yet, iv just set the mixture screws at 1 and half turns out from what the holley website said to apark from new plugs set at 0.044 or 0.44 whatever it was and a hei dizzy with new leads and hasnt got power steering or a/c
11-08-2012 05:51 PM
birkey What are the engine specs
11-08-2012 05:50 PM
birkey Degrees of timing used depends on CR combustion chamber size octane cam and a few other factors. If it was way off it wouldn't run. The only way to tell is find true tdc!!! That's first thing! Then there will be no second guessing
11-08-2012 05:43 PM
lil-vulky yeah i read somewhere 8degrees before tdc is where i should set mine at? and ohhh i see, as far as i know its factory last owner said he brought it from the states which was removed from a 1969 lincoln, i put my finger in the sparkplug hole when turning the crank pulley to make sure it was roughly right could feel the piston moving up with my finger then when it got to the timing marks on the pulley i stopped turning and the number 1 piston was touchable threw the spark plug hole so hoping its not to far off, how would i know if the timing marks are out?
11-08-2012 05:38 PM
birkey I have seen balancers with marks way off before. Don't trust it unless its factory. Or someone with credibility did it. Don't think the timingnlight is at fault. Don't move forward until you know the distributor is in correctly
11-08-2012 05:29 PM
lil-vulky
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Oh that would be nice. I got mine from summit cheap. Does your balancer have a mark for tdc?
yup thats what i wound the crank pulley around to, so it was roughly showing tdc on the marking then i put my distributor in started straight away then i used a timing light to try get it at 8degrees btdc but not sure if its right or not was so hard to see the markings in bright as sunny day the light wasn't bright enuff so might be off by a few degrees. will get better timing light and double check
11-08-2012 05:01 PM
birkey Oh that would be nice. I got mine from summit cheap. Does your balancer have a mark for tdc?
11-08-2012 03:52 PM
lil-vulky mechanic should check it for free fingers crossed, hes been our family mechanic for 10 or so years. but oh i never knew they were so cheap might have to see about getting one.
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