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Username Post: Hei 180 out        (Topic#354071)
jophes72 
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Loc: Huntington Beach CA
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11-26-18 09:18 AM - Post#2752403    

Was wondering if I could be 180 out on hei. My truck fires up but when I put it in gear it will move at idle but when I give it gas it wants to die. When in gear it seems fine. Engine revs and sounds healthy. I don’t have a ton of experience and do slot of reading so am wondering. Thanks



 
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HYPR 
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11-26-18 11:36 AM - Post#2752425    
    In response to jophes72

  • jophes72 Said:
Was wondering if I could be 180 out on hei. My truck fires up but when I put it in gear it will move at idle but when I give it gas it wants to die. When in gear it seems fine. Engine revs and sounds healthy. I don’t have a ton of experience and do slot of reading so am wondering. Thanks


I am not sure this is your problem however...
If it were 180 out it likely would not fire up but instead pop through either the intake or tail pipe as it would fire with either an intake valve or exhaust valve open. Sounds more like you may have a carb adjustment related issue or you might be just a tad off on either your timing or the distributor installation. First, Have you attempted to set the timing on it?

Now, regarding the distributor correct installation.
If you are unsure if the Distributor is set correctly follow these steps.
1) Remove the distributor cap and disconnect the coil wire.
2) Remove at least 4 spark plugs (makes it easier to turn over the engine.
3) Using either a Bump Start Button https://www.jegs.com/i/Rightline-Gear/616/ 20750/10...
(with your key off) or having someone bump the ignition key rotate the engine until you see TDC on the harmonic balancer with your finger covering the #1 spark plug hole bump the starter until you feel pressure trying to blow your finger off the hole. This is TDC on the #1 cylinder and the mark on the Harmonic Balancer should be aligned with the marker. If you miss the first time keep doing this until you get it as close as possible. Now the Rotor should be lined up somewhere between pointing at or near the #1 cylinder or the center of the carb. If not remove the distributor and reinstalling it to this point. If it will not line up using either a very long large flat blade screw driver or a oil pump priming tool rotate the oil pump drive shaft until it allows you to set the distributor to the desired position.
Here are some helpful YouTube videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xgBp9JY9mY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4HlFZkkxiI
MSD has several YouTube how to's for installing a distributor correctly.
Anyway once you have rotated the oil pump drive rod to the correct orientation for the distributor to drop in correctly you should have it aligned in such a way that wired back up and with the plugs reinstalled the engine should fire right up and allow you to correctly set the timing. It should run correctly now.
Bob

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jophes72 
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Loc: Huntington Beach CA
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11-26-18 05:13 PM - Post#2752454    
    In response to HYPR

So when I put it in gear it pops and dies.



 
Mja1975 
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11-26-18 06:21 PM - Post#2752459    
    In response to jophes72

Where are getting power to HEI from I had the same problem. Make sure you are getting 12volts from the ignition at the fuse box and not some where like the relay. Also make sure that your cap and rotor doesnt have a crack in it. With the popping you may have a vacuum leak?

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Edited by Mja1975 on 11-26-18 06:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Shepherd 
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11-26-18 06:44 PM - Post#2752461    
    In response to jophes72

Silly question but what is your base timing set at?



 
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