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    Haven't fired it up yet. Maybe tomorrow evening. This evening looks to be a repeat of yesterday, cold and snow.
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    Wow! You guys are having it rough...
    Worst for me so far was trying to tighten the battery down in CC and snapping the end of the positive cable off. Never saw it was cracking out from below. Just twist twist HEY!
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    I drove the car home today. I found the MSD Starter Saver was dead. Removed the wiring jumper to the distributor from the stater saver and re-hooked the MSD Digital 6AL ignition to the distributor. Fired right up. Never would have thought that one causing a problem.
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    I assume the starter saver is to retard the timing during cranking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77rr2x4s View Post
    I assume the starter saver is to retard the timing during cranking?
    Yes, I have my MSD distributor timing locked at 32 degrees so the stater saver took 20 degrees out of the equation during cranking and then gives all timing back once 800 rpm was reached.
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    OK, I have MSD dist and box but my timing isn`t locked.

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    Got the car started and backed it out. Preliminary impression is HOLY CRAP! I need to adjust the floats, they're kind of high, and of course adjust the idle screws but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the throttle response is amazing. No hesitation, the engine just revs up QUICK. The other carb was NEVER like this. Noticed when driving back into the garage, I hit the throttle same as I used to and the car jumped ahead instantly and more than I really intended. Kind of took me by surprise. Can't wait to get everything adjusted and go for a shakedown run! I've got a grin ear to ear LOL. Way too tired to mess with it any more tonight (darnit) but it's almost the weekend.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Was all excited to get the Aspen out today to adjust the carb and go for a test ride. There's a word that makes that impossible and it starts with "r". Figures..............................
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Starts with a R.......... hmmm...... This could take a while. Let me think.......

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    On the plus side though, at least it's cold out, lol. It's 42, give or take a couple. Boo, hiss......

    So, instead of working on the carb, getting the car(s) all shined up for the season is the job this afternoon. Amazing how filthy a car can get just parked in a garage. Actually, I'm kind of doing both cars at the same time, Aspen and Mustang. Maybe tomorrow will be nicer out, or at least dry anyways.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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