Re: Any input on skip HELP!!!!!
No I've not yet had the time to even start the car. I was going to take it to my friend/mechanic's on Sunday past and was not able to get it there. Actually he took the whole distributor out and replaced it with another one, known to be good and this did nothing, same problem. As a matter of fact the plug wires and carb were changed as well. We thought that he had actually fixed the problem two weeks ago. It ran GREAT for three days and then messed up again. He ran all "hard" wiring, bypassing everything that went through the firewall and computer. I replaced the new factory coil with a new Excell factory replacement model We thought that there was some issue with the wiring and or computer. This was not the case though. Also it has factory ignition components, except for the aftermarket coil and the factory stuff has been great. In the state of tune the car is, factory stuff is fine. It really is frustrating because I've always had some car that would run well, and have NEVER had any problems. He just got it running and never had to touch it again. Other than checking the timing or something minor. Two other guys in town, in their 60's as well and have had 10 second cars in the 1/4 can't come up with anything either. Oh yea, the harmonic balancer has been checked, he took off the crank pulley, to make sure that it had not turned or spun. He said that he had seen one Ford do this one time and the timing therefore was jacked up who knows how much. I was hoping that that was it. But no. His next plan, as stated before is to see about vacuum issues and maybe change the jets in the carb. I do not think that it is a jetting issue because it ran great before with the jets that came in the carb. He knows not to put too big of jets it the carb. I feel that it is sucking air from the bottomside of the intake, because of the misalignment, caused by machine work, of the heads and intake. YIKES!!!!!! I'm sure that you would have to go all the wat to Mt. Pilot to get that fancy machine work done, if that is it!! Anyway, sorry for the pocket novel,