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  1. Electrical
    I'm going to run a Duraspark II ignition in my '67 Fairlane with a 351W. This will strictly be a cruiser. What's a good choice for a coil on this setup?
  2. Hotrodding Basics
    89 K5 blazer TBI sbc . I find myself throwing my hands up more than not on this little big project truck....b4 reading take into consideration I'm no pro with electrical side of things, once it gets more then these TBI fuel injection electric fuel pump I turn around for my 78 Monte with the...
  3. Electrical
    On Sunday my 68 camaro just stopped running after it was started and ran roughly 1 minute. Have not been able to restart it. I am runnng a msd 6AL controller with the timing box, ss blaster coil to a 8361 pro billet distributor. I have check coil +\- and get 0.5 ohms and + to output peg at...
  4. Engine
    Hello, I have a pair of 340292 heads on my 1986 Chevy K10 truck. I recently pulled a spark plug trying to find an ignition problem, and I'm wondering if the plugs are the right reach. Since the head has an angled spark plug, they are shorty plugs. does anyone know where to find the exact specs...
  5. Hotrodding Basics
    Hi All, :welcome: I have a '94 Chevy 1500 with a 350 that has 319k miles. I recently did a full tune up, which included replacing the spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor and ignition coil. I did notice that the plugs that were in the truck were different than what I purchased as replacements...
  6. Engine
    Hello everyone: I'm back again with more issues! Just scratching my head over this whole delema and I'm about out of ideas. I'm having a hard time trying to find the root of this problem. Basically the title says it all... it has a small miss every so often at part throttle cruise. Changed...
  7. Electrical
    I have a 1996 chevrolet crap piece i mean caprice. Its my engine donor car. the car has been switched to carbureted and has a fuel cell a with a fuel pump switch and it has a push button start switch. I had to change out the ignition cylinder to get the steering wheel to unlock as the old one...
  8. Engine
    I have a 51 Desoto I am trying to get running (flathead 6). We have taken the head off and we cleaned it all up as well as made sure the valves moved freely ant that they sat fairly well. I have compression of around 60 in all cylinders but the second which has 20lbs. I have a hot blue spark...
  9. General Rodding Tech
    I have a 53 f100 positive ground and need help to see if it sparks i dont have a key and only a 12v battery I jumped the starter and the engine turns over so how do I go about jumping the coil to get spark?
  10. Electrical
    Hello I have a 53 f100 positive ground and trying to start it I dont have a key and only a 12v battery I got the starter to crank the engine without any problems now I just want to make sure it can get spark thanks for any help!
  11. Electrical
    I picked up an old Nutek Firepower ignition box at a swap meat today. Unfortunately, it came with no information on how to hook it up. Ive seen similar posts about these old boxes, but not this model. Its not an "R model," as far as I can tell. Has no model number, just says Electronic computer...
  12. Engine
    So I'm about to finally get to cranking my motor up and setting timing here soon. I've got a Holley 4160 carburetor at 650CFM and I adjusted my transfer slots (which were way off) as suggested on this forum and plan to get my mixture screws adjusted to max vacuum once timing is set. Anyway, My...
  13. Electrical
    Yesterday we began running a couple initial engine checks on our new toy to make sure it was all good to go. One of the things we did included disconnecting the plug wire from the coil to the distributor cap and cranking the engine. During this test the coil arc'd to the firewall, but we didn't...
  14. Hotrodding Basics
    Hi I am having a problem I hope someone out there can help with. When timing my sbc the timing mark on the dampener jumps all over covering at least 8 degrees. I cannot get an accurate base timing done. What can be causing this. I have a 510 lift cam, stock double hump heads, a holley...
  15. Suspension - Brakes - Steering
    New member here. My pop has been a street rodder from the age of 13 - so that's over 60 years now. His love of cars rubbed off on me, but my old cars are pretty stock except for performance upgrades. I'm helping dad finish up his 36 Ford Truck street rod. It's got a MII front, steel cab, not...
  16. Hotrodding Basics
    MSD ignition control boxes? opened it up no fuse to be found and no damage of burnt items. Called 800 number and followed there instruction and it's the box per there T/Sing instruction. Just looking for some one else experiences verses paying there dollars to send in. First build Be easy on the...
  17. Hotrodding Basics
    Hi All, I have a general question regarding spark plugs. What is the difference between projected and non-projected tip spark plugs? The only info I've been able to find is that people use the non-projected in the forced induction applications. So for normal daily drivers, should I just use...
  18. Engine
    Hi All, I have a question regarding spark plug compatibility. I have recently got my 11:1 comp 355 sbc with 294S cam up and running using Autolite 23 plugs and all the other recommendations from F'Bird-88 (thankyou F'Bird-88 for all your online assistance - i did get the HEI dist) including...
  19. Hotrodding Basics
    Okay I always see people on here asking how to setup their ignition timing curve and the answer always seems to be make sure its all in by 3k rpm. So my question is why? Wouldn't tire size, rear gear, auto/manual, converter stall, vehicle weight, and power band rpm range all have an influence...
  20. Hotrodding Basics
    Hi All, I have a 1977 Chevy truck with a stock crate 350 engine and a 3-speed auto transmission. It seems to be suffering from power loss when in Drive. I drove the truck yesterday to move for the street sweeper and it gave no trouble. This morning, the truck started up just fine, but when...
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