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Old 09-10-2004, 12:27 AM
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could be your gas, if you get wattered down gas it will spit out your exhaust. Try getting gas from a place like chevron or who ever it is in your area that sells the "Better" gas.

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I think the "foot across puddle" comment threw me as well.

Any vehicle as mentioned is proned to spew a little thin white vapor/spit some water out the tail pipe, with humidity changes.

If you mix your antifreeze as recommended, that "puddle" would have a noticable sweet smell, if it were a faulty gasket.

Your probably in good shape.
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Old 09-10-2004, 04:19 PM
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here's the latest,
NO MORE PUDDLE!!!!I set my initial timing to 8*.Hokked up full manifold vacuum.Readjusted my idle to 700 rpm's and its purring like a kitten!!!!!No more overheating....no headgasket or intake leak!!!!Temp sits right at 190*.I'm a happy camper!!!!!!Thanks for all your help guys!!!!!!!!!!ENCLOED IS A PICTURE OF MY LITTLE BLACK BEAUTY!!!!
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Old 09-10-2004, 05:06 PM
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Great!

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Good News! I thought the 8 degrees would get you set up!

Glad to hear your Gold...

Nice lookin' Ride.....

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That is one nice nova.



So all you have done is set initial at 8 and adjust rpm of idle and run manifold vacuum to the vac canister with no modificaton of vac advance or mechanical settings?
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Old 09-10-2004, 07:02 PM
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thats correct.the mechanical advance is already built into the distributor...you can change it if you want(different springs)I left mine alone and its fine.The car has so much more power with the manifold vacuum vs the ported vacuum.If your vehicle is smog exempt,I highly recommend manifold vacuum!here's another pic
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Well actually it isn't but we don't have smog testing...I just hate to get into it again...I spent some time getting the timing set up using timed vacuum, think I carried a 1/2" wrench and an allen wrench with me for a month......ah, its been a while...time to do something different. That second picture looks good as well, 67 for the nova was a good year.
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beautiful car man.
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