one step forward and two steps back!!! WE ALL KNOW THE FEELING!!!
After a few glitches last night I was pretty sure I would be there today. EVEN if I had to finish tuning it there...... WELL..... Murphys law got me!
Last night I finished readjusting drivers side valves and buttoned it up. Went to pass side.... the valve adjustment went ok, no major problems. I got hood cut out to fit. I don't like it but no biggie. It was busted up underneath pretty bad and I had it patched with plans on a new one over winter, painted satin black like fords used to do back in the day. Would like to stay away from a scoop so I will relocate the solenoids and such to get the new one to fit.
OK, back to car. Put timing light on it and no signal. Thought it was to big of wires. Put smaller wire on and no signal.... changed plug.... SIGNAL! Then my conductor on my light broke. I had to wedge the broken piece in but got a signal. Timing is a tooth out. Funny part is.... When setting it up I thought it was out a tooth and moved it..... IT WAS FINE! Now I have to reset the dizzy, install new plugs (bought 2 sets till I get the injection set, lol) I may even have to break out my old yellow Niehof (however it's spelled) timing light with the SPRING on it that goes on plug! HE*L... I had it hanging on the wall as an antique art piece.... along with my SUN vacuum gauge, hahahaha.....
SOOOOO...... TODAY I am finishing it up. Running up and down on temp several times and swapping out oil and filter. Timing will be set so that I can advance OR retard it. That way if it gets hard to start I can move it a little but still bump it for the blower boost WITHOUT over doing it right off the bat and screwing something up.
SO GUYS! I am REALLY REALLY SORRY that I have no track pics from today. BUT, tomorrow is supposed to be beautiful, the car AND trailer will be cleaned and ready to go first thing in the morning. I will have some extra time to double check everything and NOT be rushed.
I have more pics to post of things I have done and a video of it running in drive.... and one at night with NOS coming from grill. Will post that stuff later and TOMORROW I will have, provided MR. Murphy leaves me alone, some track pics and hopefully a time slip in the 10's..... or even 11's since I'm still tuning. BUT A 2' WHEELIE AND 9 SECOND PASS AND GETTING KICKED OFF TRACK WOULD BE MY BIRTHDAY/CHRISTMAS/FATHERS DAY/ and any other holiday gift FOR ME!!!!
I found out I have one more weekend and then they start with 1000ft passes.
So if I am STILL not in 10's? I'm swapping pulleys to 10% over and filling NOS bottle FOR ONE FREAKING PASS!!!! I will get to 10's ONE WAY OR ANOTHER THIS YEAR!!!!! hahaha
I hope to have some NON DISSAPOINTING stuff for you tomorrow night!!!
Thanks for ALL the encouragement and backing. It really does make all the difference!!
Talk to you all later and God Bless!!!!!