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Old 09-23-2013, 01:54 AM
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Timing Change ...!

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I set my timing on 10 BTDC 3 weeks ago after i asked friends here about that...!
My stock Chevy 350 worked great till yesterday as i noticed that the Temp gauge rose and car doesn't work well and the way it worked was similar to the time before i set timing...i check it today and noticed that the timing was on 7...! i adjusted it again on 10. now is it common to set the timing each two or three weeks???!!!

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Sounds like you didīnt clamp the distributor down tight enough.
Or, did you check it again after clamping, sometimes itīll move a tad as you tighten the bolt down.
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To the above I'd only add that the distributor clamp bolt may be too long, causing it to bottom out before the clamp's tight on the distributor collar. EZ fix by using a shorter bolt or a washer or two under the head of the bolt in there now.
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I use a stud, youīre never fiddling under the distributor getting a bolt in.
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I use a stud, youīre never fiddling under the distributor getting a bolt in.
Thats a very good idea, this is added to my 'to do' list now. Thanks
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Thank you...! i'm going to do it.
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Thank you...! i'm going to do it.
Just a hint: clean the tapped hole w/carb spray (watch out and do not get the carb spray on any painted surfaces, especially the painted grill between the back of the hood and the windshield!). You can cover the hole and the end of the carb spray tube w/a rag to keep it from spraying everywhere. Then use some loctite to secure the stud in the block. Otherwise, you may eventually end up w/the stud and nut acting more like a bolt than anything.
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Iīm using an ARP stainless stud and nut, itīs in there pretty tight
never backed out with the nut.
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