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fresh 350 with crazy timing question

 
alaskajones alaskajones
New User | Posts: 22 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 02/05/13
05:15 PM

Hello everybody.  i started my fresh 350 to day and after finally getting to fire do to timing it ran kinda rough for the cam break in even had to turn it off for getting hot, after i messed with the timing and was able to finish the break in.  after messing with the dist i finally got her to run smooth, i mean hit the key and she fires and revs great but when i go to check the idle with my light the mark isn't anywhere close. and I'm not talking just off a few inches, i cant see the mark for the drivers side of the motor.  and i checked the timing chain time and time again when when i built her.  do you guys have clue whats wrong? lol  any help is greatly appreciated thanks.  

redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
Addict | Posts: 2337 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 02/05/13
05:59 PM

its possible that your using the wrong pointer.   there is 12 oclock and 2 oclock pointers and balancers.   try timing it in the other pointer position.  

 somebody had some pics or diagrams of this.  

68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/05/13
06:08 PM

+1

double check that you are hooked on #1 plug wire

did you disconnect the vacuum advance?  
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alaskajones alaskajones
New User | Posts: 22 | Joined: 06/09
Posted: 02/05/13
07:13 PM

you are correct on the pointer. lol i never released that there was 2 kind.   another question is i ran it for awhile after me and my cousin got the timing right and if i rev it to about 2grand the temp will start to rise, do you think it just not enough air flow and it stays about 190 when idling at about 2 grand.  And i greatly appreciate the quick reply's. thanks  

68scott385 68scott385
Guru | Posts: 1990 | Joined: 10/09
Posted: 02/05/13
09:50 PM

190* is fine, don't worry until it gets close to 225 or more  
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redneckjoe69 redneckjoe69
Addict | Posts: 2337 | Joined: 03/10
Posted: 02/06/13
07:24 AM

if your just running it in the driveway or garage, put a house or shop fan in front of the radiator.    its a good idea when breaking a cam in, in the shop.    ive seen guys use fans on chassis dynos too.

   i agree with Scott,...190 isnt that high.  

76Skylark 76Skylark
Guru | Posts: 854 | Joined: 12/11
Posted: 02/06/13
01:11 PM

If you have Two house fans use them, a cooling system is designed around a 30MPH vehicle Speed that is why the Clutch on a fan Must be in working Order, also the SHROUD is an Integral Part of this system DO NOT leave it Off If you have electric Fans Make sure they are working at Idle once temp hits 180-190.  

skyeking skyeking
Addict | Posts: 2738 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 02/06/13
04:02 PM

Hi POP!!!  
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