Guys you know we always Talk about timing and I have curved a bunch of Distributors for various cars on my Sun Machine. I also believe in curving your carb and getting the AFR perfect through all of the circuits, idle; Cruise/primary; and Power. Of course all that comes after a great engine build which we talk about as well.
But I want to share with you something I did to my Lemans 461 Engine that you can easily do and will really make your car run better, cleaner, less leaks more power and a winner all around.
It is the PCV system. we all have some form of it, the PCV through vacumn evacuates the crankcase blowby gases and water and oil contaminated by same and the by products of combustion. It does not do a very good job of it because the cheaply made PCV valves are not so good and are not made for our Hot Rods.
the valve works some, but it leaves lots of pressure and contamination in the crankcase and that does all kind of bad things, it blows oil out the breathers, it causes oil leaks in gaskets from positive pressure and it gums up your valves and pistons and intake with a black crud.
But now thanks to Engineers at ME Wagner they have a custom made you can adjust yourself to your engine, Billet aluminum PCV valve and let me tell you this thing is awesome.
You adjust it with a vacumn gauge, they have videos and clear intructions on their web page and away you go. You can feel the power...Why because it causes a slight vacumn 1 to 3 PIS in the crankcase 99% of the time.
that means that all that blow-by is taken out along with the water from condensation and dirty oil. It works better than any PCV valve you can get. That vacumn in the crankcase means the pistons are not going down against a positive pressure, which builds more pressure and causes gasket and seal leaks.
you a pretty new engine, but it is always dripping oil? oil out of the breathers? may have too much positive pressure in the crankcase.
I dropped the Dual flow valve in adjusted it and came back after a long run...first time I had not even one drip of oil from under the car. I run two K&N filtered breathers on each valves cover and had a standard PCV in the Crankcase Valley pan, but it still built pressure.
That is one now and the engine feels unleashed. I also added a Radium catch can to catch and pour out that contaminated blow by and oil. With the Wagner valve you will get more which makes it run good, but a good idea to trap it and not feed it all into the intake.
An engine with just Breathers and no vacumn sucking the vapors through a PCV never has a vacumn in the crankcase,..it stays at atmosphereic or positve pressure. You want that slight vacumn to clear it out and to have the pistons not going against positive pressure.
So look at the photos, Check out ME Wagners site, google and read the articles by Jeff Smith, Ray Bohacz and more look on the Wagner site under press and media coverage on their valves.
When something is done right it makes all the difference. when you call ME Wagner, You will talk with Gene or Matt Wagner.....Super helpful, knowledgeable and honest guys.
Check it out...Because I want your car to run Better....
.Oh by the way...How"s your Timing?