Hey Skip , just curious how do you know that your timing is off ?? did you do any moving of the dist. on your own ?? Well for now on your own , when you turn your dist. counter-clock wise or rotate it towards the radiator your advancing it ... you can do it by ear and keep advancing till it misses OR advance it till the starter drags alittle , then back off alittle until the starter spins the engine easy just for now ... like DDD said use white out or some soap stone or chalk on the groove , just as long as its bright white to show up in the evening ... Hey Skip , after you shoot the timing have you adjusted your air/gas mixture on the carb. ??? I'll bring my timing lite and vacume gauge also if you like ... Thanks the Geezer :nanawrench:
Thanks for all the offers. We can make it a group effort. Just don't look at my engine bay, its messy and no making fun of my lil 305. lol
I am sure it's off a little. I messed with it a lot 6 months or so ago and got it the best I could or so I think. It has a slight miss to it, so wanted to start with the timing before I did everything else.
Old Geezer - I have not messed with the carb and I do not have a vac gauge. The carb was rebuilt by Mountainman less than a year ago, so shouldn't have any internal problems. I am not sure how to check things with the vac gauge, if you could make sure you bring your gauges that would be great. I am always willing to learn something new.
I am also having a slight overheating issue and think the timing may be my problem because I have done everything else besides boil out the motor to clean the junk out. I have replaced the Rad, all hoses and installed a new fan clutch. I even put the spring in the input hose to keep it from collapsing. I have also install a new water pump and have played with many different thermostats and it seem that 180 works best. I even tried free flowing with no thermostat, but that failed too.
Sorry for making this longer than it needed to be. But you asked. lol