I'm trying to decide how I want to install mechanical gauges.
Mount them below the dash or drill holes on the dash for it.
I like the utilitarian look of simple single gauge in the middle,
but I really like to know WTF is going on with the engine and
not leave stuff to chance.
I'm going to put a tach on the column since I have it already.
I had an intermittent miss and trying to find it. I went back to
Pull the plugs and re-gap to .035 for the sake of argument.
All six are burning perfect, a nice light tan color.
On to the points. Found an issue, the points screw was stripped
out. It would snug down but not tighten down. So off the bolt
Screw that, with 4 tool boxes on the shop there has to be a
screw here someplace. Bingo, found one that was actually
a JIS phillips screw.
Those that don't know, there is two different types of Phillips screw drivers. American and JIS.
Japanese Industrial Standard. You have to be careful you don't strip the screw head if you find one.
they are typically identifiable by the dimples on the head.
Sorry about that.....
So I ground it off cause it was twice as long as needed and got the points set to .017 (new points set to
.019, old points they say .016 ) and hooked up the vacuum gauge. Nice steady vacuum a little adjustment
on the dist to increase the vacuum and its good.
Off for the test drive again. Running quite good actually now, but there is a little miss at upper rpm still.
I haven't checked for a flat cam yet, but its got a little lifter tick. Torque is good it will move easily at idle
and easing out on the clutch.
I have no idea how much money I have thrown into this thing since I bought it. But I am sure glad to
have it where it seems I can drive it now.