- Jan 19, 2016
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- winston salem, nc
So I have noticed that it runs pretty nice right now, but you mentioned not having to press the gas to get it to start. If I just get in and crank it...it wont start or after 10 or so revs it fires but runs like its starving. If I give it a couple pumps before I crank it it fores up and runs fine.....What can be causing this?Recurving the distributor will slow down the advance which is what you want.
With today's corn fed gas timing is everything. The 50 year old specs no longer apply.
I do not run vacuum advance. Sure my MPG may drop but rather spend more at the pump than repairing damage from detonation.
12.5 to 14 initial with 34 to 38 degrees all in at 3000 rpm is good for a 383 stock or light mods like mild cam and duals. Vacuum should be between 17. ( slight mods)and 20 inches ( totally stock)
Every engine is different so test and tune. Drive between adjustments to see what makes her happy.
The motor should start first click every time without long crank time with little or no throttle.
Hope this helps.