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post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 06:26 PM
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Agree with Scott - run them one at a time using EOIC method. I use no retard on the dragster with 28 fixed lead (393 with 11.8:1 compression) and only 10 start retard on the 351C door car with 38 fixed lead. No start issues with either.

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Ok did some sorting out
Checked cam timing, distributor timing, firing order, re-did valves (per Mad Porter) all was good? I did have some big backfires and think it blew the power valves in my Holley, Plugs were way black, having block offs installed and asked them to look at the squatters, and jets sizes as I was told by the carb rebuild shop that they were huge and maybe adjust them to a better size for the 545 stroker, I'll have them dyno tune it when I get it broke in. Also changing the plug wires may be getting some cross fire as last time I ran it it was way worse and I remember I had a couple of the wires laying across each other they were kind of old and dirty so I'm changing them out and making sure they are not touching (thanks mad).
When I get the carb back I hope it runs I can't think of anything else them might be the problem..
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Sorry to hear about your troubles. Hope you get it sorted.
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