Re: [Chrysler300] Fire in the Carb
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Re: [Chrysler300] Fire in the Carb

Larry, Set with a timing  light or simple 12 v bulb across coil and use breaker bar , non running before you start it .. on# 1 by looking at rotor  and cap wire. or get it idling and use timing light , vacuum
Line off, to approx correct idle timing setting ; then Rev to 3500 or so and set max advance to spec , vacuum line off. Never turn arbitrarily , turning 3:8” etc. With 10:1 you can blow hole in piston or worse if you drive it with timing way off by ear etc . firing back would seem to be lighting off with intake valve still open, = way off . But if spun distributor can be also hitting the wrong ( next to # 1) cylinder . So either way needs timing set right .  With correct tool . Dropped push rod can do this too or valve spring . 

. Sometimes hold down clamp makes marks on distributor collar at block you can see where it was positioned for a long time .

Advice to check firing order is very good advice . No matter it was driven etc. That caused me to get to own a 78 dodge truck with a new 360 engine , two wires swapped in cap . I did not find it . ( embarrassed to say that) No way I even allowed the possibility that might be true.  Ran terribly as you might imagine. But it ran. Drove  1000 miles. So much blow by it blew oil out of dipstick hole , caused by this firing at wrong time A friend noticed it on cap wire sequence after perfect new engine was all pulled apart . For nothing. Guy who assembled it did that . A genius . 

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On 31 Aug 2018, at 6:31 pm, Larry Jett LarryWJett@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Ray's answer of YES doesn't tell me if I should retard or advance the current setting.  Want to avoid that flame thing when trying to get it running.  Crossed wires does not apply in this case because no wiring changes have been made since it was driven into the garage weeks ago.  Do I advance or retard distributor? 

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 2:24 PM, Ray Jones <1970hurst@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yes, or miswired plug wires.

On Fri, Aug 31, 2018 at 4:17 PM Larry Jett LarryWJett@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <> wrote:

Angad's 300 K...  When starting, it backfires through the carb and flames shoot out.  Does this indicate that timing is too advanced, or too retarded?

Ray Jones.. Y'all come on down an see us. Ya hear?


Posted by: John Grady <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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