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  • #16
    Originally posted by GeoffInCarlsbad View Post
    Since I am now going to more modern equipment, we are going hot rodding! LOL! New Billet Distributor next on the list as well as new timing chain.

    John, thanks for all of your advice and counsel. With that new Edelbrock 1406, my acceleration issue is gone. I am just now playing with the air/idle screws to find the best settings. now we're cooking with gas.

    ~g
    Glad to hear that the new carb is working out. Even though I've adjusted the mixture screws many times by feel I prefer to use a vacuum gauge to get it just right.

    John
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    • #17
      Originally posted by jopizz View Post
      Glad to hear that the new carb is working out. Even though I've adjusted the mixture screws many times by feel I prefer to use a vacuum gauge to get it just right.

      John

      I was just logging in to post the same Jopizz.

      Does he know about the cam button vs thrust plate for timing sets ?
      Austin

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      • #18
        A man's got to know his limitations

        Ok, a man's got to know his limitations. New Edelbrock 1406 w/electric choke, under the new Edelbrock chrome 14" Air Cleaner Assembly, new Pertronix Distributor w/Ignitor II sparked by new chrome Flamethrower II Coil, freshly painted coil bracket to boot.

        I spoke with Bob's Carbs in Oceanside, along with 2 other mechanic friends of mine, and they said "that autolite is 56 years old, and you may finally get it to run better, but you will never get it to run like new. Rip it out and throw on a new carb."

        Sage advice. I have a consistent, safe acceleration curve, 18Hg vacuum, right on the money, running to a PCV on the Edelbrock 1406 (it has 3 vacuum ports: Ported, Manifold and PCV). No more carb spacer, everything as it should be.

        Timed to 6 degress BTDC, per the manual, and it stays constant.

        Starts up on first crank, even when cold. Went for a long shake down today.....wow....
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