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    Up date,
    Since I installed this new engine.Ihave had issues with the not wanting to idle at lights.
    She would stall out.
    the other day I had the dog house off.
    the ditributor was set in place with the rotor button lined up with#1 cylinder in the cap.
    she fored right over when I started her up.Idid time it with a light.
    things looked good.
    How ever she ran like crap.when give gas the valves sounded like a thousand cooka ratcha in the dog house.
    the other day I took the dog house off.
    I was going to tune it by ear.
    Loosed the distibutor and turn it as needed to get the engine to at least run better.
    I turned the distributor a little bit.to start the processes.
    I fired her over.and went for a ride.
    the slight turn was all she needed.
    she now runs like it should.it has good power.It now will set at lights and ildle like ahe should.the valves do not rattle when giving her gas under harder acceleration.
    She is running the best she has ever ran.
    We are now officially ready for our trip to this years Nationals.
    I am a happy camper....

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    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Cool

    I kind of knew I should not have bragged about Big Red.
    While out and about yesterday.I heard a weird noise coming from the rear end.
    Upon inspection I found two left rear lug nuts completely missing and the remanding lug nuts where backed out a good ways.
    Things that make you go HHHUUMMM...
    I have never had any problems with vandals in my neighbor hood.
    I was thinking about ordering new lug nuts from Summit.To go with the new wheels I will be installing.
    The lugs/washers where still in good shape.They where also new when I installed my winter wheels onto Big Red.....
    I did have a set of acorn style lug nuts at the house which did get me home.
    I will be installing new wheel studs to axle flange that the loose wheel was on....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    Cool

    One of my new Cragers was bent in shipping....
    Its a "van thing". A life style you have to live to understand!!!!

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    If you recently did tire work, did you re-torque afterwards? If not. that's probably why it loosened up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wookee View Post
    I kind of knew I should not have bragged about Big Red.
    While out and about yesterday.I heard a weird noise coming from the rear end.
    Upon inspection I found two left rear lug nuts completely missing and the remanding lug nuts where backed out a good ways.
    Things that make you go HHHUUMMM...
    I have never had any problems with vandals in my neighbor hood.
    I was thinking about ordering new lug nuts from Summit.To go with the new wheels I will be installing.
    The lugs/washers where still in good shape.They where also new when I installed my winter wheels onto Big Red.....
    I did have a set of acorn style lug nuts at the house which did get me home.
    I will be installing new wheel studs to axle flange that the loose wheel was on....

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