Lars, my Qjet inlet threads are stripped...completely gone. I was looking online and there are several products that either vreate new threads or use o-rings to seal the inlet. Do these "quick-fixes" work? What do you recommend? Thanks in advance. I can send pictures if needed.
I came across a thread that stated you have reliable instructions on setting timing; initial and more importantly, total. Is it possible you could email them to me?
I rebuilt my 400 (67 GTO) which is currently on a run stand and runs pretty good but much too hot. I shut it down when it hits 220. I have a quality aluminum radiator from Ames, a 7 blade fan with new clutch, shroud, upgraded to an 11 bolt timing cover with a Flow Kooler pump (divider plate is perfect) and this engine still gets too hot. I’m using the MSD Ready-To-Run distributor (part 8528) and I don’t completely understand how to set “total timing”. Also, I was lucky enough to acquire an authentic Quadrajet ($750) from Cliff Ruggles. He said he tuned the carb for my engine before it was shipped, so I don’t think it’s running too lean.
Wow, judging from the msg's here, you are the go-to guy for tech! Mine is a little simpler, I hope. A member here wanted to convert his '67 four piston caliper to a '69 or later. You suggested having his four piston calipers re-sleeved in stainless for rebuilding, having one of the 'Vette sources doing the sleeving. Would you email the name and contact info of the guy you use for caliper re-sleeving? I have a '68 GTO with the four piston which is showing it's age. Thanks in advance for your help! Email is: Holley4778@aol.com
lars - please send me the following articles. Thanks!
How to Install your Distributor (Rev. H)
HEI Ignition System Primer
How to Rebuild your Front End (C2 & C3) (Rev. B)
How to Set Your Ignition Timing (Rev. M)
Q-Jet Problems I Have Seen (Rev. J)
Q-Jet “Hot Slot” Base Gasket Info (Rev E)
How to Tune a Q-Jet (Rev. BH)
Problems I’ve seen with Commercially Rebuilt Q-Jets (Rev. E)
Vacuum Advance Control Units Facts and Specs (Rev. U)
Engine Vacuum Explained (Rev. C)
Hello Lars, I would like to obtain some of your tech articles pertaining to "how to set timing and vacuum advance specs", and "HEI ignition systems". I am running a Mallory coil with Mallory Unilite ignition. I am having issues with my 455, and need to go back to square #1. Thank you for your time and wisdom. Email is email@example.com
If you recall I started a thread awhile back in regards to whether to use Points or HEI Ignition in the 65 GTO I am restoring. At that time you offered to set up my distributor for me on your machine. I was considering having this done and wanted to know how much it would cost.
Timmy Gardiner Sr.
Hello Lars, thank you for posting the great tech article info. I have always had trouble finding TDC on my 71 Lemans and I have a new distributor to install. Would you please send me the articles How to find top dead center and How to install a distributor? I am hoping to get some tips on the distributor instal from you. I have only done it once and it was with help from a Haynes manual. Thanks, John . My email is firstname.lastname@example.org