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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:12 AM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:06 AM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:51 AM
I'll do. That. Thanks so much
The points ignition should be fine. I would pull the distributor and make sure the advance is not stuck and also make sure the vac diaphram on the distributor for the advance is working. Suck on it and it should hold vacuum.
Posted 22 August 2012 - 11:24 AM
The hei dist must be 70s style withobvious vacuum advance silver thing on it...find one on craiglist for 20 bucks.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:20 PM
You mentioned the car lags, this could be a carb problem or ignition, be sure and check all of the vacuum lines from the carb to anything they might be connected to, also check the carb for any open vacuum sources not plugged with a hose or a fitting to plug it. If you press on the gas pedal and the car bogs down, then that is usually a sign on an improperly adjusted accelerator pump, if you look down the throat of the carb with the engine off, quickly open the throttle while looking down the bores, you should see a healthy squirt of gasoline go down the bores. I would also check the fuel filter while you are going through it. One other thing to check would be the gasket between the carb and manifold, as well as manifold and block. These have to be sealed or any vacuum leak will cause no end of problems. Just for giggles, I would also check to make sure the distributor is wired correctly, I have seen more than one engine with a wire or two reversed.
A 307 aint the greatest engine ever built, but it should move that car along quite well. What transmission does it have?
One other thing, does it have fresh gas in it? If the gas is older than a few months, I would drain it and start over.
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