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  1. hey guys thankyou all for your feedback im new to the whole forum idea so i apologize for the repeated posts i wasnt to sure how to go about it, tomorrow i will be picking up a dwell meter to try an reset the point gap and dwell, the number one plug when standing infront of the car is the driverside foremost plug, ive never run a compression test on it because i do not have the right stuff, ive been reading the stockel auto mechanics fundamentals to figure out what im doing and alot of trouble shooting, as of right now the car runs good at idle but under a load it will stumble and seems to misfire, i tried putting the car into drive and putting a little strain on it and having someone spray starting fluid into the carb to see if its straining for gas but it didnt make much difference other then bogging down a little so i dont think gas is the issue, are the dwell and point gap adjusted differently or would the dwell screw in the window in control of all of this? also the car has a centrifugal advance and a vacume advance, does anyone know if that changes the way i should go about setting the points? i feel like this has to be my problem, atleast i hope so. and thankyou again, Anthony
  2. Hey man thanks for the response, I live in woodlyn pa, Delaware county, Im out of town till later this afternoon though, do you think you know whats going on with it ?
  3. rebuilt the carb new plug wires new plugs, today i tried putting in a new set of points i then adjusted the gap to .016 with a feeler gauge and reassembled the distributor, after this i installed a tach so i could check the rpms, i then set the idle with the choke off, vacuum advance disconnected and plugged up to prevent vacuum leak to 550 rpms with the screw connected to the throttle, after this i put the timing gun on and adjusted the timing to 2.5 degrees on the scale with vacuum advance still disconnected and plugged, after all this i tightened the distributor down plugged the vacuum line back into the vacuum advance and took it for a spin and needless to say she still feels about the same, i haven't adjusted the mixture screws yet because it was getting dark on me but i dont think they single handedly would make it run the way it is although i could be wrong, when setting the ignition timing do i do that at the 550 rpms or lower then set it to 550 afterwords? and what should the idle speed be set at after all this is that the 550 rpms? im lost, any advice?
  4. hey man i could really use your advice, today i tried putting a new set of points in my 65 with the 300, i then adjusted the gap to .016 with a feeler gauge and reassembled the distributor, after this i installed a tach so i could check the rpms, i then set the idle with the choke off, vacuum advance disconnected and plugged up to prevent vacuum leak to 550 rpms with the screw connected to the throttle, after this i put the timing gun on and adjusted the timing to 2.5 degrees on the scale with vacuum advance still disconnected and plugged, after all this i tightened the distributor down plugged the vacuum line back into the vacuum advance and took it for a spin and needless to say she still feels about the same, i haven't adjusted the mixture screws yet because it was getting dark on me but i dont think they single handedly would make it run the way it is although i could be wrong, when setting the ignition timing do i do that at the 550 rpms or lower then set it to 550 afterwords? and what should the idle speed be set at after all this is that the 550 rpms?
  5. hey guys im pretty new to the forum i have a 65 buick special with a 300 in it (v8) and she feels like shes got no power and kinda skips or chokes when i try to accelerate and this also makes it so she doesnt really accelerate past 35 without a hell of a struggle an plenty of noise lol, i rebuilt the carb, put new pluggs in it new plug wires and headers with a dual exhaust, today i tried putting a new set of points in the car, i then adjusted the gap to .016 with a feeler gauge and reassembled the distributor, after this i installed a tach so i could check the rpms, i then set the idle with the choke off, vacuum advance disconnected and plugged up to prevent vacuum leak to 550 rpms with the screw connected to the throttle, after this i put the timing gun on and adjusted the timing to 2.5 degrees on the scale with vacuum advance still disconnected and plugged, after all this i tightened the distributor down plugged the vacuum line back into the vacuum advance and took it for a spin and needless to say she still feels about the same, i haven't adjusted the mixture screws yet because it was getting dark on me but i dont think they single handedly would make it run the way it is although i could be wrong, when setting the ignition timing do i do that at the 550 rpms or lower then set it to 550 afterwords? and what should the idle speed be set at after all this is that the 550 rpms? any other ideas ?? im a 21 year old floorman and learning as i go so this isnt my territory any advice would be greatly appreciated lol
  6. Thanks for the response, today i tried putting a new set of points in the car, i then adjusted the gap to .016 with a feeler gauge and reassembled the distributor, after this i installed a tach so i could check the rpms, i then set the idle with the choke off, vacuum advance disconnected and plugged up to prevent vacuum leak to 550 rpms with the screw connected to the throttle, after this i put the timing gun on and adjusted the timing to 2.5 degrees on the scale with vacuum advance still disconnected and plugged, after all this i tightened the distributor down plugged the vacuum line back into the vacuum advance and took it for a spin and needless to say she still feels about the same, i haven't adjusted the mixture screws yet because it was getting dark on me but i dont think they single handedly would make it run the way it is although i could be wrong, when setting the ignition timing do i do that at the 550 rpms or lower then set it to 550 afterwords? and what should the idle speed be set at after all this is that the 550 rpms?
  7. hey man thanks for the response, when i first got it the car it was having pretty much the same problem but he said the carb needed rebuilt, im using the foremost cylinder on the driverside i believe is number 1, the caps position is strange you cant get to the dwell because of it location so i dont know if he ever actually set it because i dont know how he could of accessed it, he was a mechanic i believe though so i thought it would of been done right but the timing was registering at 12.5 which is wrong everyone says it should be 2.5, tomorrow im going to pull the cap off and try what you said and check the points, i did the carb an put it on but i dont have a tach so i cant check the idle, and considering it runs differently when adjusting different things i dont even know where to start now, i dont know if i should adjust the idle before i adjust the adjustment screws on the carb or do i time it before i try adjusting the adjustment screws on the carb, lol im so confused at this point im ready to put it in the shop but i wanna learn and fix it myself
  8. hey guys my names anthony im in the ridley township delaware county area, im 21 and relatively well rounded but im not a mechanic ive been learning as i go an im having alot of trouble, i set the timing on my 65 cause it was at 12.5 on the scale an i believe its supposed to be at 2.5 an i believe its right but im having a hell of a time getting the car above 25 she chokes an stumbles an sometimes wants to stall, i rebuilt the carb myself and the distributor plugs an plug wires were replaced by the original owner an i think its alright but the caps on wrong an i cant get to the dwell an also dont know how to check it anyway, im so lost an i traded my rebuilt 84 wagon that ran great when i was done a few months ago for this cause i love it but im pulling my hair out, any ideas please let me know cause im so confused now i dont know what to do thanks alot an i hope to hear back from you guys
  9. hey guys im new to the forum, im 20 years old an kinda learn as i go with this stuff but i just traded an 84 caprice classic station wagon for a 65 buick special 4 door with a 310 wildcat motor or i believe whats known as a 300 nailhead motor ? i dont kno much about the car but i wanna get it back on the road an i dont know where to find replacement exhaust manifolds or headers for it, i was also hoping to find patch panels if i could due to alot of rust, can anyone help? maybe is there something i could get close to what i need that can be modified ? i appreciate any feed back thanks alot, anthony