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Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1308519
Thu Apr 25 2019 01:20 PM
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Sfizio  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Apr 2019
Posts: 4
CT
Thanks N!


Spending my kid's inheritance one mechanic at a time.
Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1310899
Thu May 16 2019 01:58 PM
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Connecticut
Anyone in the CT Fairfield County area with some good knowledge of a 3100 with 216 motor? I could use some help setting the timing, adjusting the carb and figuring out this thing with some old school tips and tricks. Thanks!

Re: Welcome [Re: John Milliman] #1311472
Wed May 22 2019 02:55 AM
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Nhluvstruck  Offline
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Joined: Jul 2013
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
Not that ritzy corner of CT!
I found that using a vacuum gauge to set the timing gave the best running motor. Warm the engine, disconnect the vacuum advance and plug any other suckers ( like wipers ), connect a gauge to the intake manifold port and adjust the timing by rotating the distributor to get max vacuum. Make sure your valves are properly set first but that's another story.
Still playing with the carb, but mostly go by the shop manual procedure, just rebuild the carb first or you are going to waste a lot of time tweaking a bad carb if it's the stock Rochester.


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