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About 1965buickspecial4dr

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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 mis
  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
  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 plugge
  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 th
  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 int
  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 s
  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 do
  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, an
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