Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Richmond, VA
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360 Progress??? help w/timing and starter
OK, picked up the jeep from the exhaust shop today and ran it back over to do the final adjustments on the carb and timing and to change to oil.
this is a fresh rebuild 360 from a 78 waggy, .040 over, performer intake, q-jet backwards, and a comp cams RV torker cam 262 grind. it has about one hour run time on it.
anyway, sounded great for the drive back and ran ok, realized i had a little vacuum leak on the back of the carb which made it run a bit lean. everything ran ok for the ride back across town. get it into the shop, fix the vacuum leak and get ready to set the timing. while trying to start the jeep to set the timing realize the starter is about burned so it's time to get a new one - it drags and will not start when it is hot, but fires right up when cold, also does not always engage. anyway drain the oil, put int the mobil one and fire it up. we set the timing per specs that we could find at 10, but when we drove it up the street the valves were cahttering a bit on load so i figure its a bit too far advanced. at any rate if anyone has the proper settings for this motor or any ideas that would be great.