Originally Posted by ericnova72
Compression test says bent valves are highly unlikely.
Any idea what the current head gaskets are??
The previous distributor link I posted still works for me, but here is another if you need it...or just search "SBC small cap HEI" on Ebay and look at the Self Contained or Ready-to-Run versions as those don't need an external box or computer to run them.
I was looking in your photo album, is the engine in picture #3 the one we are working with here??
Is that an RX-7 engine swap deal?? I couldn't tell what the engine bay is.
If that pic is the engine, that air cleaner/carb hat could possibly be the problem...Holley carbs will act very screwy if anything is too close/low over the top of the bowl vents, it causes all kinds of metering problems..
How much space is there between the underside of that hat and the top of the bowl vents or choke tower??
sorry for asking to post links again....my ipad was preventing new windows popping up. That is the engine in the picture and the air intake i am using. I don't think it's the air breather setup as it ran right before........and when I have taken it out the lat couple times there has been no breather on it.