Re: [DML] Can someone explain this? (distributor positioning)
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Re: [DML] Can someone explain this? (distributor positioning)



Are you using a timing light while you are making these adjustments?
Moving the distributor like this changes the ignition timing.  You 
need to get it set at the proper spec, then find out the other reasons
the car is not running right.

--
Mike


-------------- Original message from "stainlessilusion" <5n-@xxxxxxx>: -------------- 


> I'm still battling to get my engine running good, but encountered some 
> problems. The distributor is adjusted a little bit counter clockwise 
> from the center line-the engine starts right up fast, but idle 
> condition is horrible with "popping" and rough running not to mention 
> vibrations. Adjusting the distributor so it is on the centerline will 
> give me the same results as described above, just a bit less popping. 
> When it is adjusted a slight bit clockwise over the centerline, the 
> engine runs so smooth and perfectly! BUT after the engine is off for 5 
> minutes it is hard to start, and letting it sit over night it won't 
> start at all the next morning. The only way to start it is with a 
> great deal of starting spray, or by unbolting the distributor and 
> adjusting it CCW. So instead of having a nice running engine, I run it 
> CCW to eliminate start-up problems but also have to deal with bad rock 
> and roll. Does anyone have any ideas on why this is happening? Is 
> there something else I need to replace in order to get it to start 
> right up? Thanks guys! -----Dani B. #5003 (almost there) 
> 

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