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Old 04-15-2010, 04:07 AM
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techinspector1...i love you

I followed your guide to adjusting the valves and my car is running better than ever! In fact, i didnt think a carb'ed engine COULD run this good. My vacuum went up and most of the fluttering went away, i have tons of tourqe and acceleration is smooth as ice... If it wasnt for you, i would have traded my car for a civic. Thank you for saving me! God bless you.

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Get a room....LMAO
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Hey, im just happy. I got so frustrated with this car over the last few months i was ready to burn it.
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Hey, im just happy. I got so frustrated with this car over the last few months i was ready to burn it.
you wouldn't believe how many people I've come across that feel that way about adjusting valves. And to think its so simple a caveman could do it!
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:22 AM
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Adjusting valves along with finding TDC and properly setting in a distributor are the "Big Three", it seems.

But good job, Stroker. And good to see someone who is appreciative- if a bit over the top! lol

I do understand your enthusiasm and relief at having your car running so well.
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Stroker... get your own. Techinspector is MY man.
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Hey, Techinspector. I would be very cautious about a guy named STROKER who admits to loving you.
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I just didnt think adjusting the valve preload had such a major effect. I had been taking all lash from the valves and turning 1/2 turn, but the valves wouldnt seat when i did that. I did the 1/8 turn and it ran amazing. LOL at some of the answers... its not going to be good when the poor guy see this and comes into the room. haha
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Hey, Techinspector. I would be very cautious about a guy named STROKER who admits to loving you.
Unless it was a GAL named stroker... (JK)

TI gets this a lot, I've noticed. He's so danged *nice*! lol But he's got an excellent 'batting average', and that helps.
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Hey, Techinspector. I would be very cautious about a guy named STROKER who admits to loving you.
LMAO Thanks stroker, glad it worked out for you.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:28 PM
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.......... And to think its so simple a caveman could do it!
Come on, give me a break will ya'?! First those damn commercials, now you guys................
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Seriously though, in 15 minutes or less (if you know what you are doing and have the valve covers off) you could save a lot of frustration.

1/8-1/4 turn (I usually go 1/8) that is ALL that is needed, despite what the Chilton's manual may say.
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Ap is lookin for some lovin too......tech beat you on the valves....maybe you could help with his ignition curve??......LMAO
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I have read alot of Tech's posts and he is very helpful and informative. There are many, many here that I rely on. Alot of great people here who really seem like they want to help. Bentwings and F-Bird88 are two I have been hitting up lately. Thanks guys for helping us newbs out.

How about posting a link to Tech's info on setting the valves. I will be doing it soon, while it is very straight forward and not really hard, it is however a PITA.

Steve
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alrigthy heres the link to the thread:

Hi guys.. back again.
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