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    Slow progress... but i'm taking my time and trying to make sure I do it all right.

    Cam in. Rockers adjusted, intake installed, HEI installed and new wires run (points used 6V, HEI 12V).

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    Got the suburban running today finally!

    Got it all back together with the new intake, cam, HEI, and clutch fan (to replace the solid fan), and...... it wouldn't start. Its crucial you get it started right after a cam swap to do a proper break in.

    When I pulled the distributor, I just noted its position. Then when I installed the HEI, I put in the same spot (after realigning everything else). Well, I'm not sure how it was set up before, but that sure didn't work with the new dist. I finally had to find TDC and re-install the dist. It fired right up then thankfully.

    Still got some odds and ends to clean up, and some tuning to do, but the quick drive around the neighborhood showed more power off the line, and it will now rev past 3000 rpm.

    Took a pic, but it just looks like a complete engine, so not much to see.

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    Made some more progress. Added lighter advance springs to the HEI. Invested in a timing light with tach and adjusted the carb.

    Now its actually got a bit of power! More off the line, more midrange, and actually will rev up through 5000 if you want. I've got some different jets/needles for the carb I'll try soon, but for now I'm going to actually drive it a bit.

    Installed a tach and new window washer tank/pump (stock one was cracked and had to move anyways for the AC pump). Getting the AC system charged later this week.

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