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turkeybird56

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When I rebuilt it, I painted lines on the balancer so that I wouldnt have to soap stone it every time. 5 degree increments. 12btdc idle with Total advance at about 38.

Match book or rolling papers required to set a dual point. Adjust each side to 32/33 dwell, for combined around 29. Runs so smooth. Tried a pertronix for a week and took it back off and sold it.
We just used chalk, we be poor kids, no money, LOL. Somebody always had a pack of matches. Of course, U could time by ear, be close, LOL, if somewhere and no analyzer available, ahhh, the simple old days. Distributor just a PITA to get to on Cheby, not in front like Dodge.

Boy, the things we did and threw away, and not park somewhere, etc.,. Miss those days, just a simpler life. Last car I had before Military was 68 Cutlass Supreme, Ragtop with the 350 jetfire, smooth riding ride for sure. Should have barned that car, duh, dumb BOIRD.
 

metalchewy

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We just used chalk, we be poor kids, no money, LOL. Somebody always had a pack of matches. Of course, U could time by ear, be close, LOL, if somewhere and no analyzer available, ahhh, the simple old days. Distributor just a PITA to get to on Cheby, not in front like Dodge.

Boy, the things we did and threw away, and not park somewhere, etc.,. Miss those days, just a simpler life. Last car I had before Military was 68 Cutlass Supreme, Ragtop with the 350 jetfire, smooth riding ride for sure. Should have barned that car, duh, dumb BOIRD.
That cutlass, being a ragtop is worth small mint these days. My neighbor had a 69 1/2 M code road runner he sold when he went into the military as well. He does have a 1000 horse 69 camaro in his back shop now though.

Ah, the things we had that we shudda kept.
 

turkeybird56

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That cutlass, being a ragtop is worth small mint these days. My neighbor had a 69 1/2 M code road runner he sold when he went into the military as well. He does have a 1000 horse 69 camaro in his back shop now though.

Ah, the things we had that we shudda kept.
YEAH, I sold that gem for peanuts, wat a DUMB DUMB BOIRD I was, as we all know hindsight is 20-20 or betta. I could find something around here to run, but they ask premium prices for stuff now, way outta my retired money sum ability. Besides, with Momma gone, putting any money I can into property. I got a friend who bought a 21 Camaro LT 1 with the 6 speed. He started talking selling,. I told him, is U crazy. Not a lot of them even around, and a 6 speed, keep it, or sell it to me. He decided to keep it, smart boy he be, LOL.
 

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When I rebuilt it, I painted lines on the balancer so that I wouldnt have to soap stone it every time. 5 degree increments. 12btdc idle with Total advance at about 38.

Match book or rolling papers required to set a dual point. Adjust each side to 32/33 dwell, for combined around 29. Runs so smooth. Tried a pertronix for a week and took it back off and sold it.
You need a dial back timing light,makes marking the balancer obsolete. I haven't used my dwell meter in probably 30 years now. Don't forget a vacumn gauge for setting the carb. The good old days of dialing in the timing in 2nd gear on a back road i miss those times,they were the easy days as Boird states. There were no redlight/speed on green camera's or cell phones,thank god,otherwise some of us would still be viral video's :cheers: :signs1:
 

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You need a dial back timing light,makes marking the balancer obsolete. I haven't used my dwell meter in probably 30 years now. Don't forget a vacumn gauge for setting the carb. The good old days of dialing in the timing in 2nd gear on a back road i miss those times,they were the easy days as Boird states. There were no redlight/speed on green camera's or cell phones,thank god,otherwise some of us would still be viral video's :cheers: :signs1:
Been Around the block more than once with old mopars.

Most people don't know how to properly adjust and tune all three adjusting screws on this:
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RPM and vacuum guage are needed todo it right. A bit of lope in the cam adds some required finesse in the setting.

Timing light gets it close. Adjust by sound of the airflow from there. Double check total advance before tightening it back down after a test run or two.


(Carb is a little dirty on the outside. Will wipe it clean before the next time it goes to car club. )
 

Wild one

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Been Around the block more than once with old mopars.

Most people don't know how to properly adjust and tune all three adjusting screws on this:
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RPM and vacuum guage are needed todo it right. A bit of lope in the cam adds some required finesse in the setting.

Timing light gets it close. Adjust by sound of the airflow from there. Double check total advance before tightening it back down after a test run or two.


(Carb is a little dirty on the outside. Will wipe it clean before the next time it goes to car club. )
The good old AFB,once dialed in,they were pretty decent carbs,good enough the new style Edelbrock carbs are modelled after them,lol. Grew up around this car,and it had a pair of them on it,lol.My Uncle was the original owner of this car,and him and my dad were always tinkering with it in the 70's.
 

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Hey moderators get off your arses and approve my post. You're starting to be a little heavy handed again guys
 
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