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Old 02/11/2007, 02:05 AM   #1
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Tuning

I wrote this article for average mechanical skills usual tools.
Not compliucated I hope this article debunks some mythology about DuraSpark, 4300s as well as the importance of a functioning vacuum advance.
http://members.shaw.ca/ViCatz/tuning.htm
Covers Power Tuning, Vacuum guage readings, accelerator pump settings for Autolite carbs and much much more.
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Old 12/13/2008, 05:47 PM   #2
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Excellent article Vicatz. Shows you have a good grasp of all the carb basics and your points on vacuum advance is exactly right. A lot of pro's get that wrong.
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Old 12/15/2008, 05:35 AM   #3
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Wow!. What an excellent writing on tuning. I'll keep it in print for future usage. Will be handy, since this is an area one may not deal with often, then it comes very handy with the proper steps.

May I ask for a favor. Are you able to put it in a PDF format, so I can keep it in my computer C drive. I would just like to ensure access to it in a few years.

Thanks again Vicatz

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Old 12/15/2008, 09:35 AM   #4
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Hi Guys
Thanks for the comments.

The article was written in the hopes that guys with great FoMoCo products from 60s and even 70s would benefit.
I'm happy to hear that at least two guys found it beneficial.
Especially regarding vacuum adv or lack there-of and choke and carb settings.
These are easy settings to make and I hope the article makes easy sence of it for the novice or pro.

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Old 12/15/2008, 01:31 PM   #5
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Hi Guys
Thanks for the comments.
I am not computer savvy enough to pdf this but if someone else could maybe they would post a link?
As is right now you can select "file" from drop down menus (MS OS) and select "save as"
OR you can select "Control and A" which means select all and then control C which is COPY and then paste it to a word or other document. ( control V)
The article was written in the hopes that guys with great FoMoCo products from 60s and even 70s would benefit.
I'm happy to hear that at least two guys found it beneficial.
Especially regarding vacuum adv or lack there-of and choke and carb settings.
These are easy settings to make and I hope the article makes easy sence of it for the novice or pro.
I converted it. It's 900K so it's too large to post here. Anyone that has Adobe can right click on the web-page and print (save) it to Adobe. Or, if it's OK with ViCatz I can e-mail it to anyone who wants it.
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Old 12/15/2008, 01:49 PM   #6
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Mosesatm thank YOU! for converting the file.
www.classiccougar.net/ViTech/tuning.pdf

Thanks again!

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Old 12/15/2008, 02:33 PM   #7
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I have the web version posted here www.classiccougar.net/tuning.htm

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