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Old 09-10-2018, 03:55 PM   #26
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Re: distributor collar

Oh I got ya....but my #1 plug wire is at about 5:30 on the dizzy so I have plenty of room to advance it
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Old 09-10-2018, 04:28 PM   #27
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Re: distributor collar

advance and see if it will run smooth, if it does turn back a little and try it there on road test .
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:42 PM   #28
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I advanced it a shade... no better...Im lost and taking a break for a day or 2!!
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:39 PM   #29
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I have the bb lined up with the pointer and the octane selector at 10.... im kinda getting disgusted....
I finally figured out my troubles, hopefully my sharing how I fixed it and what was wrong helps you.

Here's what I discovered.

My idle mixture screw was turned out from seat, 4 full turns. This resulted in a very rich idle mixture resulting in carbon fouling the plugs. I replaced the plugs, turned the idle mixture screw out 2 full turns from seat and started. Once running, I turned screw in to stumble, then back out 1/4 turn to smooth idle.

In short, carbon fowled plugs can totally fail causing misses and rough running.

I suggest a new set of plugs, set idle mixture as I did, and hopefully your problems go away as mine did.
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Old 09-19-2018, 06:09 PM   #30
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Bingo on the fouled plugs!! new plugs and shes running great!!! all the headaches Ive had over the last week and its a simple thing I overlooked....THANKS to everyone that offered help... much appreciated!
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Old 09-19-2018, 07:30 PM   #31
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Congratulations!
Did you set the idle mixture screw? Was it far out of adjustment?

You should try to figure out why the plugs fouled up. It can be the float level is too high or other reasons.
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