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In Topic: Truck not running right

21 May 2018 - 02:17 PM

Make sure that both sets of points are set right.

In Topic: Building a new motor.

21 May 2018 - 02:15 PM

There is a ton of work to use the 2.4, if you can source a 2,2, IMHO is the best bang for the buck.  Heed the warnings in other posts.  I had a 2,2 in one of my cars, dyno'd at 185 HP and 218 Ft# torque,

In Topic: Valve adjustment??

20 May 2018 - 06:33 PM

Both.what am I doing wrong here

You need to loosen only ONE, the 17mm one.  Use the longest 17mm open end wrench you can or buy  a 17MM "CROW'S FOOT".

I believe that Snap on still sells the special wrench that works super.

In Topic: setting idle speed and timing

15 May 2018 - 07:13 PM

Do you drive the car/truck at idle????  Yes it is necessary for a happy motor!

In Topic: setting idle speed and timing

15 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

Well I just found this after 1 second of googling. I'm not crazy. Will give this a try.


"Set the Timing...Generally speaking you need a little more advance with a Weber than with the stock carb. A good place to start for most cars with Webers on pump gas is 12-14 Degrees advance at 1000 RPM idle and 36 Degrees total advance by 3000 RPM...This is not cast in stone and you need to make sure your car does not Detonate at these setting. If you get any detonation then you need to back off the timing..."


Follow up: how does one measure total advance?

"Webers" usually means the Side Draft DCOE version for that timing... Try 10* - 12* BTDC at idle.. Idle speed 800-900 RPM, the motor will tell you what it likes.   TOTAL TIMING you need an advancing (adjustable) timing light.  Warm up the motor, set the timing light to 34-36*, increase the engine speed to 2,800-3,000 RPM,  turn the distributor until the (0)/TDC marks on the pulley and timing plate are pointing at each other, Lock the dist down a drive it.  You may have to adjust the idle speed after this. Make sure you under stand what you are doing before doing it.  The original idle timing setting may not be the same,, leave it alone, you don't drive it at 900 RPM anyway.