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Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

Today, increased timing from 10 to 12 degrees with idle at 1000 RPMs and when I increased revs to 3000, put timing light on crank ...   11-23-2019 10:49 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

I started rotating the dist. towards me or rotating towards the oil filter while keeping inward pressure on dist cap. Found this was stalling out ...   11-22-2019 02:38 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

When I make minor distributor adjustments, do I take the dist. cap off so the dist. does not pop out? What direction clockwise or CCW? ...   11-21-2019 02:42 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

I was able to adjust the idle speed to 1000 & if it is lower , the engine stops. So I used my timing light ...   11-20-2019 03:23 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

I was able to adjust the idle speed to 1000 & if it is lower , the engine stops. So I used my timing light ...   11-20-2019 03:23 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

Finally got it to start. Determined Pertronix unit was working by attaching voltmeter to negative coil and checked that voltage went fro 0 to ...   11-18-2019 06:47 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

Last evening, I re-installed distributor with no O ring on end of shaft and it went smoothly as I had marked location when I removed ...   11-07-2019 01:50 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

Here is another pic of the Pertronix install. I am putting an O-ring washer on the end of distributor shaft. What size is required. I ...   11-06-2019 01:46 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

Another pic of distributor ...   11-06-2019 04:08 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

After spending a few couple of hours following Tim E. suggestions, I decided to start from the beginning. Took out distributor and sending pics of ...   11-06-2019 04:07 am

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

I have the Ignitor 1. In reading many of the posts re: Petronix installs, I notice one of them mentioned not to remove the pinch ...   11-04-2019 09:39 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

Here is pic of in/ex cams ...   11-04-2019 05:01 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

Determined TDC by aligning intake & exhaust cams to their marks, removed dizzy cap rotor points to #1 plug and crank pulley timing mark lines ...   11-04-2019 04:59 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

When the intake & exhaust cams align, the crank pulley is about 15- 20 degrees before the TDC timing mark. The distributor rotor is aligned ...   11-03-2019 08:50 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

If I am 180 degrees off, how do I know and what do I do to correct it? Do I switch plug 1 and plug ...   11-02-2019 09:05 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

How do I check if I am off 180 degrees? ...   11-02-2019 05:56 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

How do you check if the trigger mechanism inside distributor is lined up? I have checked the wires from Pertronix to the coil and red ...   11-02-2019 05:55 pm

Ignition > Pertronix Install (39 replies - 9600 views)

Installed Pertronix Ignitor I today and expected car to start but it keeps cranking. I installed new NGK BPR6ES plugs and gapped the plugs at ...   11-02-2019 01:01 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

I removed the master cylinder and decided to put a washer that I slightly less than 1/16 in. I placed it so it is flush ...   08-02-2019 01:48 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

Ok I removed the master cylinder from the servo and how do I remove the rubber bullet nose to access knurled nut? See picture. ...   08-01-2019 11:10 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

Tom, I read the post that you referenced and I need need to know where I find the booster actuator rod is located so ...   08-01-2019 03:24 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

I took the car for a drive twice today and duplicated the results of prior drives, within 3 miles and 14-15 min of driving, the ...   07-31-2019 12:35 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

I replaced thermostat was purchased from Delta. I replaced the coil with a back up I had from previous owner this weekend. I bought a ...   07-30-2019 01:30 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

Checked the coil after driving for about 10 minutes and it was hot. What does this mean? Removed radiator cap after 5 min. sitting ...   07-23-2019 02:56 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

There are no oil leaks any where. I think the burning smell is related to the engine over heating. Today, I changed the thermostat and ...   07-18-2019 02:00 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

I have been cautious driving the JH, i.e., driving for only 10 minutes. Today, I was driving and it started out great, revs great, oil ...   07-16-2019 12:15 am

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

The Champion radiator arrived yesterday and I installed it. Renewed coolant and started right up. Oil pressure was 55 psi and and after 10 minutes ...   07-09-2019 09:43 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

Thanks to you and Bruce for your replies. I will start with a new radiator as Bruce suggests since it is probably the original and ...   06-28-2019 05:04 pm

Engine & Transmission > Oil Pressure (27 replies - 9796 views)

About 2 months ago, I had a valve clearance problem fixed by a British car shop. Now I have developed a new problem, low ...   06-27-2019 08:50 pm

Body & interior stuff > Baby Tornado Side View Mirrors (5 replies - 2921 views)

I have a 1973 that I bought 2 years ago and it has chrome mirrors that I want to replace. I am working on removing ...   03-31-2019 10:02 pm

Fuel Stuff > Engine (5 replies - 2691 views)

So it has been a couple months from my last post. I had AAA tow the car to a British car repair shop in Durham, ...   03-14-2019 01:52 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

So it has been a couple months from my last post. I had AAA tow the car to a British car repair shop in Durham, ...   03-14-2019 02:57 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

Is it best to go with Petronix & Flamethrower coil? In the past I have read on the forums about MSD or Crane Allen? ...   12-15-2018 03:54 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

Back at it tonight, went through entire process again, found #1 TDC. Connected plugs to dizzy in 1, 3, 4, 2 order. Verified coil working. ...   12-15-2018 01:40 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

Pulled #1 plug & placed on engine & I did get spark when trying to start the car. It is at TDC, piston and timing ...   12-12-2018 01:34 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

Update, heard about bad condensers and found company, British Vacuum Unit, in New Hampshire makes upgraded condenser. Installed today, made sure TDC and on timing ...   11-30-2018 01:40 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

Just want to clarify, that prior to starting, #1 was at TDC with the cam gears aligned by their marks. The coil is 12 volt ...   11-10-2018 01:43 am

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

I realize this post does not belong in this topic but since I started, I will continue. Here is the latest. Went to TDC, removed ...   11-07-2018 11:59 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

Bought new spark plug wires, distributor cap and rotor. Put on new rotor and both clips on distributor cap. When I removed the old distributor ...   11-04-2018 10:25 pm

Fuel Stuff > Fuel Pump vs Fuel Lines (42 replies - 17243 views)

Here is the latest, checked all wires on coil and starter, cleaned them and made sure connections are tight. Checked plug wires to distributor cap. ...   10-20-2018 09:05 pm


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