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    The way the factory meant for'em to be GerryLP's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bryant View Post
    I agree that was a smart move switching to the roller cam. It sounds like a ground problem in the cluster though. I wonder if the instument cluster lights are grounding through the temp gauge or even through the gauge wire to the block?

    It's always something. Have a great drive on the Rt 66 Funrun.

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    Thanks Tom. I think you may be right. The gauge lights are off now, and the temp gauge working. Just having a dark center cluster.

    But she ran awesomely for 398 miles today. Temperature, oil pressure, oil temp, charging system working great, and even got 15 miles per gallon at 76-77 MPH. (which remienda me to ask a question about the speedo’s).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bryant View Post
    I agree that was a smart move switching to the roller cam. It sounds like a ground problem in the cluster though. I wonder if the instument cluster lights are grounding through the temp gauge or even through the gauge wire to the block?

    It's always something. Have a great drive on the Rt 66 Funrun.

    Tom
    I just got back from an 1,100 mile trip in Gail, and wow, she performed flawlessly. Averaged consistently 16 MPG on the return leg. The first leg was a bit less because I installed last the distributor shield, and I inadvertently knocked the manifold vacuum signal tube off the carb. Smh

    I also had a strange of occurrence in the law 100 miles, where on cruise
    at 75 mph, the engine died and three seconds later something of a backfire on the tail pipe happened, but I started her again before she got below 60 mph, and kept going and not engine check light and all the gauges reading normal. Now I think it may have been my knee hitting the ignition key tumbler hahahaha (I was cruising with the tilt steering up and my legs bent to rest the normal position lmao).

    Btw, I agree. Some sort of short. Friday morning when we left (and after installing the distributor shield), we had not gauge cluster lighting, but when I turned on the headlights (we hit the road at 05:00), the temp gauge dead normal and all other gauges as well. Just no lighting.

    Anyway, it felt good getting a pic of Gail passing through the finish line.

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    I'm glad that you had a great trip. Do you notice any perfprmance improvement with the new cam?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bryant View Post
    I'm glad that you had a great trip. Do you notice any perfprmance improvement with the new cam?

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    Tom,

    it seemed that she could run faster (and did in the few occasions I commanded her to do so), but acceleration was crisp, and acceleration from a stop is much better. The cam has the same L81 valve timing, but more lift. Gross lift around 0.550”.

    Now she she is ready for a CAC Cruise. 😝😬😬
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    Quote Originally Posted by GerryLP View Post
    Tom,


    Now she she is ready for a CAC Cruise. 😝😬😬
    That sounds like a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GerryLP View Post

    Now she she is ready for a CAC Cruise. 😝😬😬
    I'm Game!!!!!
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