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Lost all of my ponies - ??? Win 2 movie tickets!

This is not a lottery but since everyone has helped me, I will be sending 2 free movie tickets to whomever solves my problem. Heh heh heh



Well my project is turning out to be a nightmare.

My car starts fine but it has no power at all.

Background:
Fuel pump failed so I replaced it.
As soon as I was done installing the fuel pump, I decided to check the alternator. Alternator was bad, so that was replaced. I also installed new Magnecor wires, new plugs, new rotor, new fuel pump.
Well, since I was already there, I decided to install my SSI. And since I was already there, I decided to replace my transmission and my clutch. I have the Sachs power clutch, aluminum racing flywheel, and a rebuilt tranny.

Took the maiden voyage last night and the car has no power at all. I press the gas pedal and the tach seems to be very slow picking up RPM. I adjusted the mixture using my gas analyzer and it is currently set at 3.3.

Things I have checked and/or observed:
1. When I remove the oil cap, the RPM does not lower anymore.
2. I already checked J. Walker's dome light fuse test. I kept the car running, removed the fuse, and the RPM changed.
3. Brake fluid spray test to locate vacuum leak proved no leak (no more leaks anyway).
4. Timing is currently at 5 deg.


I am ready to buy the CIS book and the tool tomorrow as I have searched the archives for 3 hours already without success.

Another stupid question-----while shooting the timing gun and you increase the RPM, should the 5deg/Z1 mark move clockwise (i.e., move to the right) or should it go to the left?


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firing order?????
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I vote for firing order too or a boot(s) off a plug(s).
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1-6-2-4-3-5. This was verified 3 times.

I have also moved the timing light plug connector to all six plugs and the timing light works on all six. (I assume that if the timing light works, the plugs are firing.)

I did remove #3 and grounded it to visually check the spark and it worked. I have not 'visually' checked 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6.


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Firing order or incorrect spark plugs heat range.
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Quote:
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Firing order or incorrect spark plugs heat range.

Spark plug heat range?........hmmm, you could be right? I switched from Bosch platinum to NGK copper due to some posts that I read from the archives....


let me pull one out and post in about 10 minutes.
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I am back....after 7 years, I switched to NGK BP7ES. Anyone knows if this is the right heat range for an 83SC with SSI and MSD ignition?
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Which way do you think your distributor turns?
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Jim,

I am beginning to feel stoop here.....

I thought it turns clockwise.......


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Clockwise is correct for all but the SC's; just checking.
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Clockwise is correct for all but the SC's; just checking.

Jim,

I think you are right. I just turned the alternator clockwise and my distributor was turning CCW. SC's turn CCW, correct?

My sticker is showing clockwise and it must be wrong.
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Yes CCW for the SC's, they were a bit odd.
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So, when you rev the motor, which way does the Z1 mark move?
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I just rewired the plugs and now the motor is peppy! Dang, now I have to redo the CO and the timing.

AfterBurn and Jim,

It is almost 10 pm and could not work on the car any more due to my new muffler being too loud. I'll keep you posted tomorrow.
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Could not wait so I readjusted the timing and A/F mix. You know, I did so much and so many projects onto this car I knew I would screw up 1 or 2 items. I even screwed up the fork-mating-onto-the-t/o bearing. I had to drop the engine twice!




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Is Ok.send Wayne the $$ tickets as its his board and we are all part of the Borg. Glad we could help.....is that not what this is all about??
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Let me get this straight, the car ran even though the firing order was reversed????
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Making the correct firing order in the distributor cap, that was easy. The SC turn the distributor counterclockwise. That kidng of erros happens all days.

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