Tips for changing intake manifold

LukeZ

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SHE STARTS!!!

But she runs a little rough. I turned the distributor a little counterclockwise and it fired up. Question. Can I adjust the distributor while the car is running? Or do I have to shut it off every time I want to turn it?

It also shot a sh*t load of black stuff out of my exhaust pipe. I think that was just all the mess that got in the heads while I was working
 
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NickC

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SHE STARTS!!!

But she runs a little rough. I turned the distributor a little counterclockwise and it fired up. Question. Can I adjust the distributor while the car is running? Or do I have to shut it off every time I want to turn it?

It also shot a sh*t load of black stuff out of my exhaust pipe. I think that was just all the mess that got in the heads while I was working
If it's running and needs little tweaking I'll leave it running I find it best to let the motor warm up
 
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Opie Knievel

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SHE STARTS!!!

But she runs a little rough. I turned the distributor a little counterclockwise and it fired up. Question. Can I adjust the distributor while the car is running? Or do I have to shut it off every time I want to turn it?

It also shot a sh*t load of black stuff out of my exhaust pipe. I think that was just all the mess that got in the heads while I was working

If it's running and needs little tweaking I'll leave it running I find it best to let the motor warm up


Yes you can turn the distributor while the car is running.

Letting it warm up will make it easier to tune.
 
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pontiacgp

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the black stuff is just the excess fuel burning off and use a timing gun to set your timing, with the vacuum advance plugged. Turning it counterclockwise advances the timing
 
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axisg

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Yippee ! Always good when the patient wakes up after anesthesia !
 
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LukeZ

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So my dumb *ss forgot to put some sort of stoper in my new intake. It has a hole right where the coolant runs through that I didn't even notice. Made a little mess of antifreeze but that's how you learn I guess. Need to go to the hardware store and but a threaded plug.

Another question. Anyone know what this does? Runs from the passenger valve cover to my air cleaner, and there's a little foam filter on the other side of that white plastic nozzle coming out of the air cleaner.
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Yet another problem that arises because of the increased height haha. Do I absolutely need this? And no, I can't just pull it out and bend it. She's in there, and it's attached to something. On the other side of the valve cover there's is a metal flap that I assume let's oil into the air cleaner? Not sure.

If I don't need it, I'll just stop up the holes on both ends for now. If I do need it, I guess I can try to fab something up.
 

pontiacgp

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you can get a fitting to go into the valve cover grommet and use a hose to attach the two fittings to each other.
 
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LukeZ

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you can get a fitting to go into the valve cover grommet and use a hose to attach the two fittings to each other.
Good idea. I just don't want to tear anything up by ripping that thing out. I'll give it a shot though
 
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