Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lake Stevens, Wa
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It just will not run right
66 Tripower, fresh 10 years ago but never started. Fired it up and broke the cam in. only runs on 2,4,6 and 7. Other cylinders getting spark but appear to over fuel. (plugs wet, pyro temps 150 degrees) no change with plug wire pulled. compression test lowest 195, highest 225, cold cranked. intake vacuum 10"hg. replace intake and went to single carb. Same results. replaced distributer, cap, rotor, wires. verified spark plugs at .035. Dwell at 30. swapped out coil. good fuel pressure and needle and seat holds it. Checked valve lash (hydraulic), correct.verified spark at plugs too. Basically all the parts including the tripower and carbs, dist., carb, wires, coil, etc. are all new (not to say something new isn't bad)
wouldn't think the timing gears could be off since it actually runs very strong with only 4 holes firing good. I guess the next step, even though it is fresh is to tear it down and start over. Suggestions?
1964 400 4 speed Roller cammed RoadRacer
1969 400 T400 auto 2nd owner
2004 LS1 6 speed modded for roadracing
1966 GTO Altered wheelbase former 1970s show car
1973 Challenger 360/727
1931 Ford Model A
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