Started by car go b00m, August 25, 2022, 11:29:22 PM
Quote from: James Landi on October 17, 2022, 07:09:36 PMYou can get the timing, carburetion, and vacuum right, and then drive the car gently and live with the shakes? Hope this helps, James
Quote from: V63 on October 18, 2022, 01:32:05 AMOne issue I can see causing you frustrations is the electric fuel pump MUST be mounted near the fuel tank!
Quote from: Daryl Chesterman on October 18, 2022, 01:51:10 AMI couldn't find the spec online for a 57, but for a 56 (same engine ) it said 400 rpm in drive gear.Daryl Chesterman
Quote from: V63 on October 18, 2022, 01:32:05 AMOne issue I can see causing you frustrations is the electric fuel pump MUST be mounted near the fuel tank! I notice the vacuum plugs are age cracking on your edelbrock and the vacuum hose to your power brake is cracked at the clamp. I do NOT see a vacuum advance, I assume it's there? If so verify it does not leak vacuum. Run marvel mystery oil in the fuel and with luck a valve is not fully closing and causing your compression loss. 2oz per 5 gallon.
Quote from: Daryl Chesterman on October 18, 2022, 01:51:10 AMI suspect that the spark plug wire for #8 was bad from the beginning. When you get the new wires, put a new spark plug in the #8 hole—then you know that spark plug is good. I would also suggest that if you don't have the choke linkage properly connected that you wire it open so that it can't get sucked down and make the engine run rich—this might be causing some of the rough running and would definitely contribute to a high consumption of fuel. Look in the fuel section of your shop manual and the idle specs should be in the carburetor section. I couldn't find the spec online for a 57, but for a 56 (same engine ) it said 400 rpm in drive gear. Your 18 in. of vacuum at idle, if steady, would indicate to me that the engine is in relatively good condition. Daryl Chesterman
Quote from: Lexi on October 18, 2022, 09:27:37 AMPeriod specs for a 1957 365 engine note an idle speed of 420 rpm in drive. Depending on a number of factors you may have to increase this especially due to some modern fuels. Clay/Lexi
Quote from: Burt6666 on October 18, 2022, 01:41:42 PMBTW...yes your car has fog lights....
Quote from: James Landi on October 20, 2022, 08:01:56 AMWhen you hook up the vacuum gauge, does the indicator needle stay steady, or does is rapidly vibrate? More to the point,I URGE you to google: "reading engine condition using a vacuum gauge" --- if you know how to interpret the reading of your gauge, you'll have a much better indication of the engine's internal condition . Hope this helps.
Quote from: car go b00m on October 19, 2022, 07:08:00 PM420 is all I could come up with as well, but it is impossibly slow with this car. I tried 420 (RPM) in gear, and it was ready to die, and the GEN light was brightly lit. 575 is the lowest I can go without the GEN light being on.
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