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Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-26-2021, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Tom in TN
Re: Tuning issue - updated

VICTORY !!
Yep, the stubborn bolt has given it up.
Removing the throttle mechanism was just the right move. It allowed me to fully seat a 10” long combo wrench on the bolt head and put some direct...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-24-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tom in TN
Re: Tuning issue - updated

Crankster, last time the dist was installed was when I overhauled the engine in late 2008. It has run fine since- no timing trouble,
dmsfrr, It is now out of positin because I installed a Pertronix...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-23-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Tom in TN
Re: Tuning issue - updated

So, you like French?... wee-wee… haha

Let’s remember, the engine has run just fine for 7-8 years. Timing was perfect.

I was able to loosen the bolt slightly last week, then tightened it a...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-23-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Tom in TN
Re: Tuning issue - updated

Au contraire mon ami .....dist housing rotates easily...no sweat.
The Pertronix ignitor works fine, but I do recall a caution that it could change timing as much as 10 degrees, so I'm resetting...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-23-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tom in TN
Re: Tuning issue - updated

So, this is what we call 'fun'? Now it's like the distributor hold down bolt has froze up. None of my fancy-pants wrenches will make it turn -EIHER way....so tonight, I will cram my big hand and a 7"...
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-19-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By Tom in TN
Re: Tuning issue - updated

Dobie, would you believe that is the exact dist wrench that I am using...and HATE?
I almost lost half of it down over the back of the engine/trans.
Forum: Late V8 (1954+) 09-19-2021, 05:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tom in TN
Tuning issue - updated

For those that were following:
Fixed the vacuum leak at the back of the carb.
Put the #50 jets back in.
Changed to new spark plugs.
Checked the timing
Oh, does anyone know of a specific...
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