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Old 03-01-2013, 05:29 PM
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OMG, just lock out the dissy as soon as you get the chance, it's real simple and set your static timing to 34* and try it. You'll be surprised how much happier the engine will respond. If it works for you and you still want to have a tailored advance curve, you can still do that later, at least you'll know if you've nailed the problem. I'm not sure if you can do the procedure in with the dist in the car, maybe a bit awkward. I took mine out. It's like a 1-2 hr job, and you can always change it back. You say you want to fix the problem without throwing any more money at the car, well this will cost nothing to try. Get fancy with the curve later if you like. Mine still runs locked out timing and is very well mannered on the street. It's been mentioned that its 'backyard' 'last resort' 'like choking the door open to let the draught in' or whatever, and when I got the money ill get an MSD too, but ATM I'm real happy the way mine is. Use ported vacuum adv. too.
How much vacuum you got at idle?
Get a 3500 stall, lock the timing out and THEN let's know!



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I agree though, not with atm making me happy, but with trying to lock the timing out and see how it responds, then drop the money on the e-curve. I thing it was hot rod mag or chevy high perf that did an article on the e-curve with amazing results.

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:50 PM
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got a chance to go mess with the car a little bit, didn't get to finish bcuz i promised my sister i would do her brakes and tune up her car for her.....I added the breather with the pcv in it and also added the ecurve distributor but didn't get around to setting the timing or test driving
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:09 PM
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It don;t matter what distributor you put in it. It will still run the best with locked out timing.

You spent a lot of money for nothing. Why do you ask for help when you aren't going to follow it any way?

When you get that all figured out, you can make use of the locked out curve/ start retard function for easier starting when hot.
Make sure rhe GM starter bracket is on your GM starter motor.

There are 4 different levels of start retard you can choose from.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:32 PM
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Did you at least try the locked out timing? That e-curve is no cheap part.
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Did you at least try the locked out timing? That e-curve is no cheap part.
Not yet my sister had me doin stuff for her so i didn't get around to locking it out...that's the next step
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It don;t matter what distributor you put in it. It will still run the best with locked out timing.

You spent a lot of money for nothing. Why do you ask for help when you aren't going to follow it any way?

When you get that all figured out, you can make use of the locked out curve/ start retard function for easier starting when hot.
Make sure rhe GM starter bracket is on your GM starter motor.

There are 4 different levels of start retard you can choose from
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That's one of the reason I bought this distributor plus it has a built in rev limiter
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:27 PM
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Not yet my sister had me doin stuff for her so i didn't get around to locking it out...that's the next step
I thought you said you put the ecurve in. You're just gonna have to take it out again. Plus you could have left the old one in and wouldn't have to reset the timing
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I thought you said you put the ecurve in. You're just gonna have to take it out again. Plus you could have left the old one in and wouldn't have to reset the timing
I got it in and got it to start up but didn't get to get to lock out the timing on it or test drive it...it doesn't have to come back out all I have to do is take the cap off set the dials and drive it
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:57 AM
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It's going to be easier to 'lock out' the mechanical advance on the distributor if you take it out if the engine, IMO. Less back-braking...



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Yea it would be easier to lock out a regular distributor by taking it out...but this isn't a regular distributor all I have to do is take the cap back off and I think set my dials to 1&7
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:13 AM
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I got it in and got it to start up but didn't get to get to lock out the timing on it or test drive it...it doesn't have to come back out all I have to do is take the cap off set the dials and drive it
I'm saying you should have locked out the regular distributor and you could have saved yourself the $400 or so that you spent on the e curve. What's it matter if the e curve or the regulsr dizzy is locked out they will still do the same thing.
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He actually is taking advice!!! The e curve makes it even easier for him to lock out for a test and adjust his curve accordingly to the need of his engine and he isn't running that distributor that isn't even recommended by its manufacturer for his build! The E has a retard for starting , a rev limiter, and a total advance you can lock out with the turn of a pocket screw driver!

The E curve was a good choice !! Running it in lock out mode is just one option with this dist. with the e-curve he can drive it to the track and change the knobs to suite the conditions. No need to carry a timing light unless you want to check the timing when you turn the dials!

Set the distributor in the locked out mode with 10 degree start retard for a test, (And you don't need a dial back to start it)! You can adjust in the right curve you need very easy for the street or the track conditions! And run it locked out if you want.

You made a good choice The built in rev limiter, and start retard, are 2 great features on the E curve, and save you money in the long run!!



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you need higher octane for your compression ratio, brew some your self if not available near you... message me for mixtures and octane rating.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:30 AM
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you need higher octane for your compression ratio, brew some your self if not available near you... message me for mixtures and octane rating.
Feel free to add the info here so everyone can use it.
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you need higher octane for your compression ratio, brew some your self if not available near you... message me for mixtures and octane rating.

Feel free to add the info here so everyone can use it.



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