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    And it is not as if YT stuff is cheap...

    And it is not as if YT stuff is cheap either...........
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    Bad fuel injector[s]. I say this because of the...

    Bad fuel injector[s]. I say this because of the intermittent nature of the fault. Could be ign coil also. Or computer.
  3. Don't use Fedex, you will end up spending to...

    Don't use Fedex, you will end up spending to people in multiple countries dealing with asbestos declarations, GST etc.

    DHL are much better, plus you get an Aussie. USPS has a limit on size &...
  4. Circle track magazine many years ago when it was...

    Circle track magazine many years ago when it was 160 pages, before it became a shadow of itself, tested about a dozen different plug wires on a SBC, making a little over 400 hp.

    The aim of the...
  5. How about a 103 hp increase by adding a 1" open...

    How about a 103 hp increase by adding a 1" open spacer to a T2 intake? Just kidding!

    Well, actually not.....kidding. A bloke on a Pontiac forum made this ridiculous claim a few years ago. An...
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    Impressive performance for a 3.08 axle.

    Impressive performance for a 3.08 axle.
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    LH,LX Torana proportioning valve 1974-76 is PBR #...

    LH,LX Torana proportioning valve 1974-76 is PBR # P6720.
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    Interesting read. Modern production engines do...

    Interesting read.

    Modern production engines do not seem to suffer the 'wet threads' syndrome with plugs. I suspect this is because they run hotter, as part of the emissions package.
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    LX, I 'modify' the std GM PCV to work with low...

    LX,
    I 'modify' the std GM PCV to work with low vacuum. I measured the CSA of a PCV in the idle position & it was equivalent to the diam of a 7/64" drill bit. I cut open the PCV, gut it, fit a disc...
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    100% correct!

    100% correct!
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    Very odd advice about blocking off the PCV...&...

    Very odd advice about blocking off the PCV...& rings bedding in. Factory engines seem to do just fine with the PCV hooked up & today are getting 200,000+km on original rings.
    Another reason to run...
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    78, Sorry for any confusion, but I think you...

    78,
    Sorry for any confusion, but I think you are confusing 'total' timing with idle timing.

    Total is what the engine wants under load at high rpm, though it may come in at lower rpms. There is...
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    LX, I have the Chinese HEI in my GTO, been in...

    LX,

    I have the Chinese HEI in my GTO, been in a few years, driven weekly. They even come with a steel dist gear, & I am using mine with an 8620 roller cam. No problem. I have lost count of how...
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    LX, Why don't you get a GM HEI for it? Put...

    LX,
    Why don't you get a GM HEI for it? Put your own curve in it so you can run MVA. $80 brand new from Road Star in Sydney. I would be happy to set up the dist for no charge. I provided the...
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    I do not think Summit is the problem as far as...

    I do not think Summit is the problem as far as shipping goes. There is a HUGE amount of product on b/order in the US. Some of it could be due to the China/US trade war.

    I have a contact at Comp...
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    What he is saying is he is blipping the secondary...

    What he is saying is he is blipping the secondary shaft.

    In that case, I suspect fuel flow from the sec T slots would be correct because that is the only airflow into the engine & is at high...
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    Basic, Were you using the Crane VA unit?...

    Basic,

    Were you using the Crane VA unit? Those & many others like Accel & Mr. Gasket have a sleeve inside the spring & when adjusting rate AND travel, the thing can lock solid & you get NO vac...
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    Basic, No argument from me that modern digital...

    Basic,
    No argument from me that modern digital ign systems can duplicate the timing features provided by MVA. Some like me like the simplicity & reliability of MVA to get the job done, not to...
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    Not a silly question. VA, whether ported or...

    Not a silly question. VA, whether ported or manifold sourced, is a load sensitive device, based on engine load & vacuum. That is the beauty of it. When you go to full throttle, vac drops to zero or...
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    Basic. Yes". many engines run 'perfectly fine...

    Basic.
    Yes". many engines run 'perfectly fine without 35-40*', on, say, 15* init timing . The point is that many of them would run better with 35-40* of idle timing...or substantially more timing...
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