Re: Overheating sbc
OK, what'd I miss? I went to the kitchen for a bowl of popcorn, and lost track of all this...but, keep going, it is a lot better than Reality TV.
For the record, Crane makes the best adjustable vacuum advances, and I, amazingly like Geoff, like both them, and stock non-adjustable vacuum advances, but, I only run vacuum advances on FULL MANIFOLD VACUUM, NOT PORTED. If the engine has a functional EGR valve in place, then, yup, it needs PORTED vacuum advance, and, IT AIN'T A PERF ENGINE IN THE FIRST PLACE. If it runs OK with ported vacuum advance, fix what is broke in the timing curves. I have never had a Crane adjustable vacuum advance that went defective, nor came to me new defective.
As far as what I work on, yes, points and other small diameter stuff, but, I was also part of the original GM team that worked on developing the large, coil in cap HEI, FOR WHAT WE DESIGNED THEM TO DO, NOT NEED MAINTENANCE FOR 50K MILES, FOR EMISSIONS ENGINES. Please, if you don't know what I do, don't tell others you know everything about me, and what I do.
Now, OP, what are the settings for
TOTAL TIMING? (Combination of INITIAL and MECHANICAL ADDED timing, with vacuum advance disconnected???
Then, at idle, and with vacuum advance connected to full manifold vacuum, how many degrees of timing is there???? Engines like to IDLE between 20 and 24 Deg/BTDC, but, don't like all that with initial set there, so, we need a more conservative INITIAL setting, like 14/16 degrees, then ADD the rest with a full manifold vacuum advance set to give the difference in degrees. Example, INITIAL, 14, added full manifold vacuum advance degrees, 10, total IDLE degrees, 24. 16/8, 12/12, get the picture.
I gotta go, ran out of Orville Redeenbocker's and popping oil, I have to go buy more for the next, ongoing episodes, just hilarious.