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  1. People sometimes obsess over the initial timing setting, when in reality it's not all that important. What really matters is the amount of timing when the engine is under heavy load at WOT and how that relates to various RPM. The real reasons that manufacturers even provide the initial setting at all is that they've worked out the initial setting that provides the settings they want at max load/WOT. However, at some point in the car's history someone may have replaced the distributor with a different one, and/or may have trifled with the springs/weights/limit bushing in ways that have al
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  2. i have all the parts to plumb my chassis brakes, now all i need is some time to do it fingers crossed Saturday🙄
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  3. Kiwi, great choice! Too bad they didn’t have this alloy of brake line material available back in the day! 😪
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  4. Deal! You don't know the power of the dark meat!
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  5. i fancy doing this one...https://thinkdunes.com/business/wild-bills-atvs/ and this https://thinkdunes.com/business/fox-barn-winery/ and a bit of clay bird shooting would be cool as too https://thinkdunes.com/business/pine-ridge-sporting-clays/ havent done that for years !!
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  6. Yes mate I have used this before and it’s really nice to work with👍 Got a couple of hours on the brake lines this afternoon am off to the pub for t and then off to a 80 ies party 🍻
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  7. Okay I'm home now. I went out to the website and found documentation on your distributor. The link is here. https://pertronixbrands.com/products/pertronix-d1202-flame-thrower-distributor-hei-pontiac-301-455-blue-cap If I'm reading the documentation correctly that distributor has a maximum of 24° mechanical advance but it comes in a relatively high RPM even with the lightest springs on it. Just as a starting point and to see how it acts, I'd put the lightest copper springs on it and set your initial timing to 10° and see if it likes that. Of course that's setting it with the vacu
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  8. Okay, I'm just shooting from the hip here because I'm in the car and on the way home from gallbladder surgery. Never and I do mean never adjust timing with the vacuum connected. That invalidates everything. I'm not familiar with that distributor and I can't really go look it up bouncing along the road here in the car, but I'm hoping that it has a means for adjusting the amount of total travel it has in it. It sounds like you need more. Also, did we ever validate that when your balancer indicates top dead center that it's not lying to you? That can be important.
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  9. Ok that makes sense. I am running an after market distributor also. I'm getting ready to go play with her. I'll let you know how it goes.
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  10. Both - because of potholes and ruts in the road. JUSTA lives on a dirt road!
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  11. 10.2 is pretty high mate and i think you mean 12 inches of vacuum i would be happy back at 6-8 degrees of initial. at idle with like bear said,( vacuum plugged to the dizy mate.) do what Bear said and just dont go over 36 when your up there at 2500 rpm. if you find that your starter kicks back when you try to start her, move your initial timing back 2 degrees and start again. AND try it when your engine is cold, then again when its HOT... it can make a
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  12. i found this via nastyz28 and its from hot rod forum. enjoy the read.... This is a great article!!!!I had my vacuum advance hooked up to the ported vacuum port after reading this article I hooked it up to full manifold vacuum adjusted the idle rpm.The car has so much more power now. As many of you are aware, timing and vacuum advance is one of my favorite subjects, as I was involved in the development of some of those systems in my GM days and I understand it. Many people don't, as there has been very little written about it anywhere that makes sense, and as a res
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  13. Congratulations to all the winners from a loser! 2021 Calendar will have some beautiful Pontiacs in it. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
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  14. Is that low ride or slow ride by Foghat?!
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