1962 olds 98


Old 03-04-05, 06:00 PM
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Question 1962 olds 98

hi got a 1962 olds 98 with a 394 ci. 4 carb. rus good some time others times hard to start,rebuilt the carb. new plugs still it cuts back real bad what do i set the points at new coil i put on the car has only 44000 miles on it been stored since 1980 acts like the engine wants to run backwands when you turn it off; HELP mikeray
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Old 03-05-05, 02:13 AM
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Set Points And Check Timing

Set The Points To .016. Im Not Sure What Timing Is On This. You May Find Specs In A Googgle Search.nice Ride !!!!
Old 03-05-05, 04:43 AM
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I learned to fly in my Grandfather's '61 - '98!

One thing you need to take into account is the fact that your engine was meant to run on high octane fuel.
Gramps easily busted me when I tried to save $.75 by putting in regular.

Might want to try an octane booster or research this further.
Old 03-05-05, 06:53 PM
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After setting the points at .016 then finish setting them with a dwell meter at 30 degrees. Then check the timing. It calls for 5 degrees. But with todays gas you will probably need to retard it by trial and error until it does not ping.

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