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Old 05-31-2019, 09:43 AM   #1
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Timing Issue

I'm running a 383 stroker and I have to get the timing reset about every 1000 miles and it cost money. HEI dist. 750 holley. I've tried a couple different Dist. Clamps but the HEI base is too slick. Everyone sells the stupid chrome clamps which are useless.
Anyone have any Ideas? I don't have access to a junk yard to get a factory clamp or I would try that.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:02 AM   #2
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Re: Timing Issue

Look into one like this.
https://eastcoastspeed.com/i-1206282...n-sbc-bbc.html

More info on it.

https://www.moroso.com/billet-distri...old-down26215/
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:11 AM   #3
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Re: Timing Issue

Take some 60~80 grit sandpaper or rough file and scratch up the bottom side of the clamp. If needed, do the same to the spots the clamp hits on the HEI.
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:34 PM   #4
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Re: Timing Issue

make sure it's not bottomed out on the oil pump shaft not letting it seat correctly.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:43 PM   #5
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Re: Timing Issue

Thanks Guys, good ideas. The Mechanic gets the truck Monday, I'll pass on these suggestions.
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Old 05-31-2019, 11:06 PM   #6
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Re: Timing Issue

Do you have the gasket between the distributor and the manifold?
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:20 AM   #7
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Re: Timing Issue

Not sure, He built the motor a couple years ago. I'll ask him monday.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:47 AM   #8
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Re: Timing Issue

interesting find....no need for a timing light just by use of that clamp ????

i guess if we all take the time to mark the disto shaft, we wouldnt need light.
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Old 06-01-2019, 02:33 PM   #9
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make sure it's not bottomed out on the oil pump shaft not letting it seat correctly.
X2 on that one.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:38 AM   #10
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I had the Mech. check everything and I bought this clamp and it has Teeth so I think this will work.
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Old 06-09-2019, 08:47 AM   #11
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Nice looking hold down.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:34 PM   #12
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Nice looking hold down.
It's got teeth!

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