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



Dani,

Borrow a timing light and adjust the distributor to stock specs. If that
resolves one of the symptoms then you can concentrate on the unresolved
issues at least knowing the base timing is correct. 

Rob Grady
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stainlessilusion
Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 9:10 PM
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Subject: [DML] Can someone explain this? (distributor positioning)

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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