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Old 10-17-2013, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by indisguise View Post
It runs!

So it was 2 issues:

1. After inspecting the trigger points with a magnifying glass, I could see contaminants on one of the bottom pair.
2 I also had to advance the distributor forward one tooth and set the timing by ear. It would seem the timing marks are of little use on this engine.... I suspect
timing chain stretch or its skipped a cog in its life.

Anyway it runs great!!

Thank all.
Pleased to hear you got her going!

One thing I have done, is time the car using a vacuum gauge.

Hook up a vacuum gauge to either a tee in the MPS hose or to the port at the back of the intake manifold that goes to transmission/locks etc.

Then advance timing until you get maximum vacuum at idle (~800rpm). It could get to about 16"Hg. or more. Then back off just a little.

Then check advance with timing light at 3000rpm - should be about 28deg BTDC plus or minus. That seems to be the sweet spot for these engines.
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