Wednesday, October 31, 2012
not a V8, but here's my recent experience with plug gap. I have a slant with the "special" ngk rz5es (I think that's right) plugs. I have the orange box ignition. A couple of weeks ago I changed the gap from stock .035 to .040. I can't say what other effects it had, but the car starts cold noticeably faster. It's not like it didn't start fine before; it just went from 3-4 turns to 1-2 turns before catching. I'll try .045 after I figure out what else this has affected. Daryl Howland
I run the NGK ZFR5N (stock number is 3459) Plugs in ALL 6 of my slants and LOVE them. Gap at 40 or 45 and get better starts, better mileage, And less fouling. Remember to remove the crush washer too. ( I use dykes to cut them off). Frank Brent
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
I'm adding a new section to the Blog called Tech Archives. Just a re-post of tech related conversations from the mailing list that can also be found on the Clubs main site.
The electronic ignition eliminated your points, but not the distributor. It is still there and you can loosen the bolt to spin it more or less advanced. Got a timing light? Daryl Howland
Unfortunately I don't have a timing light... Steve Grohne
Timing can be done seat of the pants. You just get it to knock (pre-ignite, spark too early) at acceleration and start turning it back (retarding) until you dont hear the knock anymore. Takes about 5 minutes and an open road, or a really big parking lot on a Sunday morning. Steve Wander
3,000 rpm - turn dist till motor smooths out - lock it down - Works for all motors from stock to my race motors. Kerry Shu
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
My car is one thing that needs some attention. It needs a vacuuming and a good wash. The interior needs a wipe down and the chrome polished. The Windows need washing and the bumpers and mirrors need a polish too.
The Car Club was something else all together. Emails went unanswered, Google group membership and Facebook requests fell on deaf ears. Blog posts stopped completely. Web site additions non existent.