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« on: December 20, 2011, 07:09:34 pm »

I'm finally getting around to starting my 306 that Woody built for me, and I'm to the point where I need to gap the plugs.  I've got the Autolite 3924's that Woody recommended, but I don't know what to gap them at.

It's a 306 with TFS TW heads.  Anyone know a good safe starting point?

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 07:11:32 pm »

.035-.045
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 07:19:15 pm »

Ok I havent done a 306 in a LONG time, how old is this? lol

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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 08:06:58 pm »

It arrived about 18 months ago....other stuff got in the way   
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 08:17:33 pm »

It arrived about 18 months ago....other stuff got in the way   
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 12:32:20 am »


WTF


You know what they say....life is what happens when you are making other plans.

Anyway, I introduced the 306 to its new home last weekend...I think it's going to like dragging around a 1,900 lb car.

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2011, 01:07:56 am »

Damn, I had forgot about this. 







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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2011, 08:04:32 am »

Damn, I had forgot about this. 









Benny,
Is that a Cortina! If so, that will be one cool ride running that 306.
 
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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 09:40:55 am »

I forgot about this guy, too.  I dig his little car!  I just pray that he is careful because that will be a lot of power for such a light ride that also has a tiny little wheelbase ...      Whistling
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Except that engine building (properly) is a labor intensive industry.  Who do you think does all the measuring and machining?  Little engine shop fairies?  Not to mention assembly, mock up and parts fitting.

At Woody's level you are not just paying for his labor but for his skill set as well.

You get to ONLY have TWO of the following -- cheap, fast, dependable.

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2011, 11:05:09 am »

Ken,

Yep, 1964 Cortina...originally powered by a 1500cc pushrod with about 65hp.

69Merc,

No need to worry, this car has been V8-powered for almost 20 years, and Cortinas handle very well...they hang their tail out, and you drive them on the throttle...they are pretty difficult to spin.

Here's some great racing footage....both from yesterday, and today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWp-0TuY4Sk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymg0jurkxn8
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2011, 11:40:46 am »

Ken,

Yep, 1964 Cortina...originally powered by a 1500cc pushrod with about 65hp.

69Merc,

No need to worry, this car has been V8-powered for almost 20 years, and Cortinas handle very well...they hang their tail out, and you drive them on the throttle...they are pretty difficult to spin.

Here's some great racing footage....both from yesterday, and today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWp-0TuY4Sk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymg0jurkxn8


Yeah, they are very nimble. I used to road race in the late 60s, early 70s, they were mean spirited on the track. A buddy and I played around with a Ford Cortina in the early 60s.
I could have a lot of fun with one of them and even a stock 289.
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« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2011, 12:52:09 pm »

I could have a lot of fun with one of them and even a stock 289.

When I first drove my car (before I owned it) it was powered by a K-code Hi-Po 289...just before I got the car, the owner installed a dog of a 302, which dropped a valve right after I got it.  I was in college at the time, so I did a $600 rebuild on that dog, and put another 100,000 miles on it.

When I got out of college, I had a local shop build me a "nice" 302, which turned out to be a real lemon.  This 306 that Woody built for me will be the first time this car has had a nice engine in it since that old K-code was taken out.  The car was still fast, even with that stocker 302....I can't wait to see what the aluminun heads do for the handling....I have to imagine it's going to be very noticeable.
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2011, 01:02:51 pm »

I start at .035 even though I have a full MSD ignition.  Sometimes a wider gap will equate to the spark being less hot which will negatively effect combustion efficiency though you have widened the gap.

Man, I would love to have one of those early Cortinas.  Very sweet car you have there!
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2011, 01:24:26 pm »

Very sweet car you have there!

Thank you, I have two of them....the other has a Datsun SSS L18 and a dogleg 5-speed in it with a ported head and Isky cam....amazing how similar thet are to drive until you put your foot down.  



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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2011, 03:21:29 pm »



No need to worry, this car has been V8-powered for almost 20 years, and Cortinas handle very well...they hang their tail out, and you drive them on the throttle...they are pretty difficult to spin.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWp-0TuY4Sk


I meant with a light car and a narrow wheel base they are more prone to rolling ... like is shown in your above video at 1:08 ...
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Except that engine building (properly) is a labor intensive industry.  Who do you think does all the measuring and machining?  Little engine shop fairies?  Not to mention assembly, mock up and parts fitting.

At Woody's level you are not just paying for his labor but for his skill set as well.

You get to ONLY have TWO of the following -- cheap, fast, dependable.

IOW -- if it is fast and dependable it will not be cheap.  If it is fast and cheap it won't be dependable.  If it is cheap and dependable it will not be fast!


Thanks FordStrokers 408W, Westminster Performance Transmission (W.P.T.) transmissions, TCS Performance converters, Broader Performance valvebodies and last but not least a BIG thanks (always) to my friends here and abroad in the World!
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