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Old 11-02-2012, 01:58 PM
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a small engine making (potentially) north of 670 horse power is something that you can feel.Its not for everyone because it takes a lot of work and maintenance. Drive it and you will be hooked.Take some time and learn about race engines/street engines,and figure out when a street engine becomes a race engine.Yours looks like a race engine that is streetable. It will be expensive to play with,you decide if its worth it??? I did the same thing,,,
I think it should make around 500-550 the way the engine builder was talking.

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Old 11-02-2012, 02:29 PM
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You have the same cam as me bigger intake,not sure about heads,so I doubt its that low.your engine should rev 7500 when properly set up.I know how much power my engine makes. I doubt its under 600,maybe now while its out of tune,,,
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Yes crank trigger up front, and MSD 2AL.



I was thinking of getting the MSD electronic distributer..Yay or nay?
I run the MSD billet pro.. You can adjust your timing curve with springs. Been together 6 years and very happy with it.

I say yay..
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Here are a few pics of the car just for the hell of it.















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looks more like a race car than street.rack steering,solid mound engine,slicks, oil,,,,
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nice car... If you can afford this car you can afford a custom built holley HP dyno tuned street carb for it.
and a street tuned ignition system too. (with dialed in vacuum advance for street driving).

let us know how it runs for you with the fixes and tune up you did now.
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nice car... If you can afford this car you can afford a custom built holley HP dyno tuned street carb for it.
and a street tuned ignition system too. (with dialed in vacuum advance for street driving).

let us know how it runs for you with the fixes and tune up you did now.
Actually I fired it up and checked the timing today, here is the weird thing...At idle (about 1000-1100rpms) the timing reads around 30-36 degrees, and when I rev it it stabilizes right to 34-35 degrees..It seems as if it is locked out cause i can not seem to retard it at idle..Ever see that before?

On s die not it seems like the carb is fairly well tuned so far, a little rich at idle you can smell it, but when you rev the engine in quick short stabs it revs right up with no hesitation or bog at all..

Any suggestion on the timing thing?
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I said that the timing might be locked already
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I said that the timing might be locked already
How is it locked and why would one lock it??? Race motor I assume..lol
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That ignition system might have little or no advance mechanism.It is a race system.

I had a 67 ss camaro way back when,wish I still had it. Mine was stolen,keep an eye on that car
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Agree with fbird. You built this and you dont know? or you bought it and figured what the hell.

It is nice and im sure it can be tuned to perform on the track. Open the hood and look at what you have. Do you think that will be a good cruising vehicle? 1100 rpm idle, nice. If your combo is correctly matched for that intake. It is a monster. The carb you have is a good match and probably needs some adjustment for good wide open power.

If you want a satisfing ride you might want to rethink some basics. Not that what you have cant work. The opposite can be true too.

My idea is to start stock and build up. A step at a time. You teach yourself how each peice effect the cruise and the performance aspect. Sell the old on ebay, when you advance. You will get to the ideal ride. Kind of novel, but my thing as been a mildish engine, and everything I wanted nitrous to be I found with supercharging.
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The timing is fine as is.. leave it alone.
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Agree with fbird. You built this and you dont know? or you bought it and figured what the hell.

It is nice and im sure it can be tuned to perform on the track. Open the hood and look at what you have. Do you think that will be a good cruising vehicle? 1100 rpm idle, nice. If your combo is correctly matched for that intake. It is a monster. The carb you have is a good match and probably needs some adjustment for good wide open power.

If you want a satisfing ride you might want to rethink some basics. Not that what you have cant work. The opposite can be true too.

My idea is to start stock and build up. A step at a time. You teach yourself how each peice effect the cruise and the performance aspect. Sell the old on ebay, when you advance. You will get to the ideal ride. Kind of novel, but my thing as been a mildish engine, and everything I wanted nitrous to be I found with supercharging.
I actually traded a car for this and think I got the better deal for sure. I have a decent idea of performance cars but learned mostly on fuel injected imports. This whole carb and distributor thing is new to me. However I did have a twin turbo Nissan 350Z that went in the 10s that I built and tuned.
I think I am just over complicating things when learning old technology..
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I actually traded a car for this and think I got the better deal for sure. I have a decent idea of performance cars but learned mostly on fuel injected imports. This whole carb and distributor thing is new to me. However I did have a twin turbo Nissan 350Z that went in the 10s that I built and tuned.
I think I am just over complicating things when learning old technology..
If you want to really tame that thing... a good EFI swap would really help, and I assume you have experience in that area.

A custom built top end carb could greatly help as well, but price one of those and then price a EFI conversion.
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