Finally got the timing right.
The only time the valves had been adjusted is when I assembled the head
Did a hot valve job. Seemed to tidy things up a little tiny bit.
Still ran like crap. Hiccuping all over the place.
Timing was something crazy @ idle. Jumping around between 30 & 40.
Thats the best I could get it when I first got the engine running.
Busted out the Harbor Freight timing light.
Said "Fuck It" and took the locking bolt off the distributor collar
Started rotating the distributor some crazy amount & got the timing around +/- 20.
No more hiccuping, no more jumping around, runs great.
Also ordered some new idle jets. 45F9 was way too lean. So I figured 55F9 would be ideal.
Black smoke out the tailpipe & no response from messing with the mixture screws.
50F9s are in the mail
Also got a 18" 2.5"dia Magnaflow Magnapack to weld in right after the header.
The single 2.5"in, dual 2" out Gibson Superflow at the rear of the car is way too loud.
Video of exhaust before & after coming soon.