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Old 10-16-2002, 20:11   #1 (permalink)
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Finally my cars fixed! But what tha?

You may all remember me having problems with my car after the rebuild and not having a clue as to what the problem was, well I've taken it to a mechanic and $140 later he's fixed the problem for me.

Well I thought it was injecting way too much fuel, but as Bass Crazy said it was the timing, and it was in fact out by 26 degree's! Now what I can't understand is that I have set the base ignition timing about 4 times, as well as use a completely different distributor. The gregories manual says to set the distributor at number 1 while the at TDC... well that was done but it was still miles off! And even though the harmonic balancer had slipped i have remarked it so that it was in the right spot.

Did gregories lie and should I have stuck it at the ignition mark? Or could my mark be at the wrong spot? The mark I put lined up with the mark off another harmonic balancer, and the piston doesn't move from the top when moving the mark between ignition and TDC. Is that correct?

Finally I have me car back with a nice 4 speed to thrash about! :-D
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Old 10-16-2002, 23:06   #2 (permalink)
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youd be lucky to get it spot on after putting the dizzy in, was it able to be put back to normal timing by twisting the dizzy or was it so far out you had to pull the dizzy out a bit and place it in at a different spot. also did you make sure to only turn the engine clockwise when lining it up ? otherwise it can be out due to it picking up any slack in the timing chain.
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Old 10-17-2002, 19:26   #3 (permalink)
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Well thats good to hear doughnut.

Installing the distributors on the EA can sometimes play tricks on you. If the distributor gear has not been pushed in correctly, the timing will eventually go out heaps when the gear slips into position correctly (usually after a few mins of running). You may notice the whole distributor sitting higher then normal. The gear will not slip in no matter how hard you do up the fastening bolt. It needs to be maneuvered so that it goes into position.

I found this out a few weeks ago when I removed the dizzy form my EA about 4 times in a week.

Good to hear its all sorted.
So how did the rebuild turn out? Did ya get some good results??

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