Re: 1968 390 new carb/dist suggestions
Did I say I wasn't a mechanic????? I'm not sure anything is wrong with the carb, just put it on within the last 6 months. Just trying to eliminate items to get it to run better.
Had some bad exahst leaks, and got those taken care of, but the acceleration is still not real good, and lately I have been noticing a miss that's getting worse and worse.
Had a neighbor set the carb by ear?, and not sure it was really ever set correctly.
Since my last post, I have been playing more today. Couldn't set the idle on the carb correctly due to a mickey-moused throttle cable. I replaced that today, and now I am able to actually set the idle with the set screw....cool!
I have replaced all the plugs, which were mostly fouled(black) put in new points, condenser, rotor. I replace the cap and wires the last tune up, which was only about 5 months or 1,000 miles ago, so it seems that the carb has been running pretty rich, and the "setting by ear" wasn't all that accurate.
Today I got everything running much better, set timing, etc. Couldn't check idle speed or dwell, since the old meter I have looks like it died. The one thing that concerns me a little now, is that I am noticing a small amount of white smoke coming out of the driver side exhast pipe. The other side looks fine. Not sure how I could have caused this from playing with the carb and dist. but, did I mention I'm not a mechanic?
If I can get this running right, I will just stick with the 2100 carb, as it is a daily driver for me. Grocery Runner sounds so bad......can't call her that....lol
Much improved now if I can just eliminate the white smoke issue. It is a very little bit, and does not increase with pressing the accelerator, and it was very humid, sprinkling all day today, so don't know if that has anything to do with it, but seems strange it would only be out one exhaust and not the other. Could it still be the carb setting? Both set screws are backed out 1 3/4 turns.
Thanks for any help!