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  1. Hotrodding Basics
    Looking for some help here. I have a sbc in my 1940 Olds Coupe, just rebuilt and has been running great. Recently put in a brand new Pertronix flame thrower dizzy and coil, set the initial timing at 16 degrees, all in at 3,500 rpm is 36 degrees. Engine ran awesome all the way through the rpm...
  2. Engine
    I came across this explanation on the workings of vacuum advance on The"B Bodies Only" website. It's authored by "Revhendo" and I found it worth sharing. For those of you interested....... This was written by a former GM engineer as a response to a similar question on a Camaro board: As...
  3. Hotrodding Basics
    Well all i am back.My sbc has great fire ;;btw a machine shop built this + 4 others over the years,for me.New plugs ,newer wires, pumps gas to the carb, fast! cannot believe how fast it filled the carb filter,rebuilt quad,---MSD distr with the stock type "upright" coil master blaster.STARTER...
  4. Engine
    Hey all. So I have a 79 camaro, 350, HEI distributor. I just finished assembling the motor and wiring and when I'm trying to start it, it just keeps cranking and seems to spit puffs of gas out of the carb. To me it sounds like the cam and crank timing is out of whack and unfortunately I didn't...
  5. Engine
    Hello, i have a truck with an unknown cam in it. also i don't have a timing tab installed. I'm having problems with a hot start. I'm pretty sure that the timing is really advanced in order for the engine to run smooth. the problem occurs after its good and hot. then the starter will crank...
  6. Engine
    Well okay guys, something just isnt right with my chevy 350, It just dosnt have the power it needs, and it randomly backfires but very randomly and not often. i have a 570 cfm carb on it and it dosnt even want to accept the secondaries opening even though it should be too small of a carb (it...
  7. Engine
    Hello, So im working on a Hyundai 1.6 SOHC (09 Accent, 95000km) that developed a knock that increases with RPM and seems to be louder when in gear. Sounds like it is coming from the front of the engine. -Did the screwdriver listening test to all cylinders without much change. -Have lifted the...
  8. Interior
    I screwed up the timing on my machine. I got it fixed, however the seam is now biased towards the bottom, like the top thread is too loose or bobbin thread is too tight. I cranked a couple of turns more tension on the top thread, which didn't seem to change anything. Is there anything I could...
  9. Engine
    Last week my 84 corvette would not start. I had a friend come over and verify that it did not jump timing. So I changed the ignition module and the coil. Turned out to be the coil, so I left bot brand new parts in the car. Then I drove it about 100 miles. Ran better than it ever ran. The...
  10. Hotrodding Basics
    2004 Chevrolet 350, when coming to a full stop or backing up it sounds exactly like a diesel engine, pinging and rattling and shaking. Anyone heard of anything like that? My mechanic was stumped.
  11. Engine
    I have a 383 sbc stroker. Summit k1103 cam, I sethe timing to 32 degrees and it ran beautiful for a year. Put it on the dyno and did a pull and then it idels but when you go and take off or pull out it studders and sometimes pops out the carb but once its at 20mph it hauls. Checked timing it was...
  12. Hotrodding Basics
    My 68 Camaro is running a .060" over bore 350 with a Weiand 142 blower, 700cfm Holley carb, crane hydraulic roller cam part number 119841-intake 359 at valve 539, exhaust 372 at valve 558 with 1.5 rocker ratio, msd 6 series ignition with a 3 stage retarder., headmen headers 3" collectors ...
  13. Engine
    Hey everyone. Back again with another probably simple fix. It would appear that I am getting very light preignition.. the weird thing is i can't hear anything except for when i'm at part throttle cruise. Every time I check my plugs, if I look deep down inside on the porcelain and inside...
  14. 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...
  15. Engine
    I recently had a machine shop in OKC rebuild my 350 small block for my 1936 Chevy streetrod. They chose Speed Pro CS-1014R Camshaft for this application. Engine rebuild was non-eventful as well as re-installation. The engine parts additional info is this: GM Factory HEI ignition Hydraulic...
  16. Introduce Yourself
    Hey everyone. I just registered here because i was having huge issues with timing my 78 350 sbc swapped into my 79 scottsdale 3/4 ton (original 400 6.6l). I googled for answers and kept coming up with this forum. I used alot of the advice i found on this forum to finally get my truck purring...
  17. 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...
  18. Engine
    So all in all im a rookie. just got myself my first car and im having a blast. Thing is i need to learn everything so i can tune, maintain and build it... what i am wondering is how to determine the appropriate timing for the car.I bought it built already and have no real communication with the...
  19. Hotrodding Basics
    I have purchased a edelbrock power package containing 64cc performer rpm heads, rolling thunder cam (234in, 238ex degrees at .05) timing gears and chain set, air gap intake, also have Howards hydraulic roller lifters and push rods, hooker headers and street fire HEI distributor, edelbrock 650...
  20. Engine
    Need help with this one. 62 Ford 352. Starts and runs fine for about 20 seconds then runs really bad and feels like timing is out. Disconnected and plugged vacuum advance. After warming up it smooths out on its own and the engine runs fine. Timing is dead on and running smooth when warm. When I...
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