- Oct 15, 2004
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The sniper can be set for whatever cranking timing and then a timing for idling and then WOT and one for cruising,pretty neat.
I replaced the gear reduction with a hi -torque GM original style. (it was free) cleaned ,cleaned all my connections and replaced the cable from the starter to the ford style solinoid.That one had the insulation burnt
off,not touching anything but had wire showing. So I checked everything again,battery at 12.7 volts and spun it over! The engine started very easily.Took it down the road for a 30 minute ride and the car car ran great. Nice smooth off the line at easy throttle and lots of tire spin at a more aggressive throttle. I loved it. Went on back to the house turned it off and waited a little bit and hit the key! The engine barely turned over. The alternator was suppling 14.2-14.4 volts. So i let it set then went back out (after a beer with thoughts of another one when I went back in.) to do some checking. Battery showed 12.7 volts.
Put my volt meter on it and cranked it(tryed) voltage dropped to 4.5 volts. So I guess my next move is a new battery.
Is there a go-fund me setup somewhere for caddy -corvair owners??
Richard richie49 still trying
As a Corvair owner (now just in the dune-buggy) and a big block Caddy lover, I'll contribute!!
When you're "double crazy" you need as the help you can get.
bro. "guilty as charged," d