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Unread 06-09-2012, 07:29 PM   #91
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Nice man cave! No, it sucks here. I always check the weather in CDA and I wish I was there in the rain and not here in the hot wind.

I just pulled a rack of lamb off the grill so hopefully it's good and tasty.

And yes, Bob, thanks for the kind words!


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Unread 06-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #92
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OHHH!!! Rack of lamb....sounds awesome, we're jealous now!!!
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Unread 06-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #93
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Here's a better view of the man cave....
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Unread 06-10-2012, 07:37 AM   #94
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I don't recall the specific model number of my Accel dizzy, so, until I can check it, I'm going to assume I have this: http://store.prestoliteperformance.c...chevy-rtr.html
Question for you Shawn, with this distributor, I know I've got to replace the gear. I believe I read somewhere that I need to use a menonized gear, is that right? I do still have the original factory distributor (minus the cap) that has the factory gear on it, can I use that one on the Accel dizzy?
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Unread 06-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #95
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I'd be inclined to say yes but I don't know what metal Comp ground your cam on so they'll be far more help than me on this.

I'm glad you brought the dizzy back up because I think you might have some difficulty with the new one. Did they give you an advance curve chart with it?


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No advance curve chart, it's actually on the 400 as we speak, I was thinking I would transfer it along with the carb, alternator, and power steering pump. I'll spend some time today trying to make a more positive identification. I've got to change out some positive and negative power cables today anyway if I want to drive her tomorrow! I've got to get the winch cables off of the front battery terminals and get them up to the posts. Not that I'll need the winch while trying to get to work, but it's something that needs to be done, and it'll give me something to do while the race is on today (in the garage).
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I doubt if your Vortec will want more than 32* total timing where most conventional SBCs are better off at ~36*. I'd also guess that the Vortec will want ~12* initial which means you'll only need a 20* centrifugal curve.

If that aftermarket dizzy has a 24* curve, you could have some issues. Anyways, it's worth a look.

I'm diggin' the man cave One of the many things I love about the Pacific Northwest is all of the old wood stoves.


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Unread 06-12-2012, 07:21 PM   #98
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I accomplished the cable swap without sparks!!! And dropped some 500* engine primer and paint on the block on Sunday, finally got around to ID'ing the dizzy. Although I can't find a specific model number on it, it has a label, which I had to read backward with a flashlight and a makeup mirror. On the label is an Accel logo and the words "Replacement for O.E.M. distributor, Legal for use in all 50 states". All-things-Jeg's shows this as a model 59107. It has a ProComp cap and rotor. The module has MM17410 1825CR on it which I can't find info on anywhere. The vacuum advance canister has AS 20 stamped into the arm. I have read that it's adjustable. What do you think?
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Unread 06-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #99
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Here's one guy's experience with that can using a vac guage (from another forum)

"Today I was checking manifold vacuum,(12.5_14.5 Hg.@idle) , initial timing ( 8.3* ) mechanical adv. ( 16.9* @ 2500 rpm) From what I gather ,you get 10/15* from vacuum can."

Does that mean anything or do I have to check mine out?

I found this too from All-things-Summit - ACC-31035

These ACCEL adjustable vacuum advance canisters for GM HEI are designed to give you instant horsepower and throttle response. ACCEL adjustable vacuum advance chambers for GM HEI permit infinite adjustment to both the amount and rate of advance. The advance chambers include an adjustment wrench and an instruction guide. To optimize your engine's timing curve, you need ACCEL adjustable vacuum advance chambers for GM HEI.
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I'm having a hard time finding anything on the curve, too. It appears as though there are advance limiting bushings that can be installed to change the total advance and then you'd play around with the springs to control the rate of advance.

I suppose you could always call Accel and see what they have for options.


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Unread 07-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #101
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Alright, Mr. Turner, I've seen you poking around on Matt's thread. I'm going through withdrawals here, lol.

How's the project coming?


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Why, yes, Mr. Watson, of course, an update on progress....

Matt's build has certainly been impressive, I've enjoyed it from the start. I really surprised about how obscure information on the AMC engines is, well not the 258, but just trying to find torque specs for the 360 leaves you with may links to Chrysler 360 family engines.... pretty sure that's been frustrating for him too.

It's really been busy at work and I don't have much motivation to do much on it when I get home during the week, so it's mostly been reserved to the weekends. Last weekend was pretty short work, since I realized after a conversation on Matt's thread about the balancer not being seated and my leaving out the reluctor ring. I see that is going to be a problem and the ring has to go back in, but since I'm not using the plastic timing cover like it came with and there isn't enough clearance on the metal timing cover that I picked up, I resorted to trying to find a healthy washer to replace the ring with. Two critical measurements, internal diameter to slide over the crankshaft snout and thickness. Found a couple at work, skinny and thicker, and after finally mic'ing the reluctor ring flanges, found that two skinny ones together would cover the distance created by leaving the reluctor ring out. Now just have to broach them at work on the Pirana, or do it myself with my dremel/file, but overall, that'll cover that worry. Then I wanted to start on my rear main seal and decided I didn't want to reuse the original carrier and found a new one, should arrive Friday. Picked up a braided dipstick (only thing I could find except for going to Spaldings which I didn't want to do), and so I should have the bottom end completely buttoned up by the end of the weekend. Then it's on to head gaskets/heads. Still debating the head bolts like Matt did, and buddies that were over this past weekend had saucers for eyes when I mentioned I was going to reuse my old ones since they have only been torqued once. What are your thoughts, new is only about $30. Seems like good insurance to me.

I didn't just work on the 350 though, we had some space on one wall of the garage that was going to waste over the work bench and I have the ability to buy really nice 3/4" cabinet grade plywood from work at a fraction of the price at HD or Lowes, etc, so I built two 30" wide 42" tall cabinets and hung them. Have one more to build which will also house the stereo receiver, then I'll stain them to match my lower cabinet/counter. I've already filled the dang things up clearing off all the crap from the work bench and counter! I picked up some cabinet handles from Hobby Lobby (don't tell anyone I shop there!) and put them on, they look like old Chevy truck door handles!

On the 4th we went up to Cocalalla Lake and had a BBQ with new Jeepin' friends, there were two other Jeeps, an 84 CJ7 but he had to leave, and after the Photo-op a guy in a YJ showed up too. Fun, we'll probably run up there again soon.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 05:58 PM   #103
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Bottom buttoned up and heads installed.... going after stock length pushrods, my tests showed they are exactly the right lenght, just don't wanna use bud light cans as rocker pushers.
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Unread 07-26-2012, 06:53 PM   #104
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Small update...fitment time...yep, headers still need to be sandblasted and painted/baked.
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