It's finally going together.......finally.

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  1. Cadillac Kid 1

    Cadillac Kid 1 Well-Known Member

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    FWIW,
    I run 14 degrees initial with 20 degrees in the distributor and once the motor warms up it idles "nicely"
    Greg Surfas
     
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    You must be a mind reader. I searched through loads of posts last night comparing timing setups. I ended up with the 21 degree bushing. That would be 33 total for now.

    From experience, LOL, I can tell you that it labors to start at about 20 degrees initial.

    My Buick 455 ran 23/35 all by 2000rpm. Not this engine. Not that it needs more low end.
     
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    Won't you make jaws drop at stoplights.:devil::whistle::cool:
     
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    I finally got a video uploaded. Idle only.

     
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    Sounds WICKED! But idle only! Wing it! My project has stalled! Make me happy.
     
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    I’ll get antifreeze in the engine and get some video today after church.
     
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    No video yet. But I went for the first long drive today. 2200rpm at 60mph. Temperature 172-176 driving. Oil pressure 34psi idling hot, 54psi driving at 2000rpm, increases past 60psi as soon as you stab at it. Voltage 15.1.
    Didn't rev it past 4000rpm. The thing has so much torque you really can't tell much about how much power it has. I like it!
     
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    Great Report! Sounds like it has been worth the work and worth the wait.

    What's not to love?

    bro. d
     
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    Mash it!
     
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    I haven't been on this site for quite a while...but I must say there are some cool cars 'hatching'. Like the 'bu a lot...nice combo.
     
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    Thanks. It has been an adventure.
     
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    Awesome build!!!!
    Let me know how impressed you are when you are cruising then hammer it hard, and hold it through the down shift and back up into the up shift. Big Smiles on my 81 Trans Am!! Your car should be even more amazing. I have no doubt that you will be grinning even in your sleep after that. Hard work pays off well.
    Congrates man.
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