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rico 08
posted June 10, 2004 02:56 PM
Took the car out for the first time and it ran fine,second time after shutting it off it wouldn't after loosening the dist and advancing the timing it ran,i figured the weights were stuck and racing it freed them up so i welded it up and tried again,this time it ran ok but when racing it would only pop out the exhaust,but when i advance it it absolutely won't start even when spinning it over then turning the's the strange part it will not run at idle with 34-36 degrees of timing,but advance it into the 50+ range and it runs good just won't start,balancer has not slipped and i tried another dist with weights(new dist is on it's way) to no avail.the only thing i have not tried is using another light...any ideas?
12-1 355 Q-jet cam2(110)

posted June 10, 2004 04:27 PM
i'd look at the timing chain and make 100% it's not off a tooth

rico 08
posted June 10, 2004 05:10 PM
But it ran fine and the mark is steady with the timing light.It's really a strange deal.

posted June 10, 2004 05:56 PM
it's a t-chain. like 17j said double check it. I rather spend a few bucks for a couple gasket's then and few thousand for a new motor.

posted June 10, 2004 06:15 PM
check your balancer to be certain that it is correct. mine was off 10 degrees! find TRUE top dead center and mark the balancer. as far as it being hard to start.....that's the way they are when the distributor is locked and the engine is hot.

if it's popping through the exhaust, it's probably retarded...

one more thing......check the plugs. fouled plugs will cause the popping through the exhaust too.

[This message has been edited by outlawstock17 (edited June 10, 2004).]

posted June 11, 2004 06:36 AM
The balancer was checked with a piston stop and it was dead on,marked it to check for slippage later at that time and it's right on the money still.The timing chain is new and has no slack so i can't imagine it's jumped a tooth...seems like if it did it would have alot of slack.Already tried the plugs....thanks guys i'm gonna have to go ballistic on this one.

rico 08
posted June 11, 2004 08:59 PM
It was the module..crazy as i've ever seen.

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