Update... I realized that I was trying to line the rotor up with the # 1 Cylinder
, Not on the rotor. I know, not real smart. I found TDC # 1. Dropped the dist. right in and it's pointing to number 1. Amazing how easy that was when ya do it. I installed the wires as described and she fired right up. I keep getting conflicting advice about the dwell setting. Some old timer told me 32 is too high, and go to 29. All the books say 28-32. So I set it at 29.5. Another guy who is the Bowtietuner told me 32 is too high, and go 29. He seems to really know his stuff. Good for now. Timing set, idle set, fuel/air set. Warmed it up and took it for a ride, and it won't pull. Picked up off the line well, but once I get going it starts to hesitate big time. Took it back to the garage, pulled the dist. and changed the rotor over to an old dist. from Kragen that I had laying around. I threw the rotor on and filed the points real quick, dropped it in and it fired right up. Set the dwell at 30 etc. etc. Wanted to see if there was a noticeable difference and there was. It was a MAJOR dog off the line, Had to ride the clutch, but once I got going it pulled like hell, and blasted right up to 80MPH. SO, the original reworked dist. is advancing, but coming in to early. So I need something in between right ? I wish I could just change the springs and weights myself. Anybody know what I need to buy, do I need the weights also? I'll tell ya just pulling on the throttle from outside the car and it revs right up with no hesitation. But I know that old Kragen dist. is not performance oriented. So I need to rework the original dist. Here is what I found from the shop.
Advance starts 11-1200 all in by 2,800 to 3,000. Has 18 degrees mechanical and 10 degrees Vacuum. That's all the info On the tag. And it reads 10 degrees vac on my test gauge. Should I have it come in later, at say 1,500 to 1,700? Or maybe 1,800 to 2,000? Note also, he changed the vacuum pod. It has a number on it that says B26. Anybody know what that is? He saved the original pod and put it in the box.
Almost there guys, thanx for everything so far. Home stretch me in...