Eric R. Stephen wrote:
> I had the dizzy ouy to replace the vacuum advanced unit. Re-installed it
> and followed the Haynes manual timing procedure. Problems are as follows:
> (1) on advancing the dizzy the rpms climbed (I set back the throttle screw
> to maintain 1000 rpm) and continued until rough, turned back until smooth
> and then back another 1/16" andlocked down. Now I can't get the rpm's
> down below approx 2000 rpm (the throttle screws are now all the way out).
> (2) also backfired through the carb. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Don't have an A but make sure your throttle cable and choke cables aren't
the throttle open, also check the inter-carb linkage. Had a problem on my V8
mis-aligned linkage caused one of the butterfly's to stick open a bit.
> By the way I'm out to pick up a combo digital tack/dwell meter/timing light,
> and will be a few minutes. What rpm should the timing be set at? I
> believe Haynes asys the rpm have to be arounf 600 rpm (currently an
> impossibility at 2000 rpm). Haynes suggests setting the dwell at between
> 60 - 63 degrees to set the points up. Anyone had experience with this
I use dwell on the V8 as you can adjust it with the engine running and I had
problems getting the correct gap with feelers. Feelers produce the correct
on the roadster, and the points are such a pig to adjust in-situ that I take
whole thing out to check/adjust/replace them. Can't see the point (ho ho) of
dwell to check points that can only be adjusted with the engine stopped and the
off. A bench-rig might be helpful, also to check the advance curve.