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  1. Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C
    Anybody have a good set of numbers/dealer source for a solenoid that mounts to the Carburetor and that will step your engine idle up when you turn the AC on? I looked at Sumitt but theirs is a "hold idle" when you press the gas pedal...and as the compressor cycles you would be doing that too...
  2. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Alright, so on the 1,120 mile trip home from nationals, my car began to experience some problems. The alternator gave out, but i replaced it. The spark plugs showed some pretty bad gunking so i replaced them, and now after the trip home they are blacked and burnt on one side. The engine ticks...
  3. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    I have a built 283, what I know is that it is .030 over, rpm airgap, 600 cfm holley, powerpak heads, and some kind of mild cam, gear driven timing, and 2 in Gilmer drive. I did not build the engine. It is matched to a cast iron powerglide, that is a fresh professional rebuild including the...
  4. Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57
    Hi All! Installed a re-built Rochester BC on our '55 235 w/Powerglide. Engine races at idle (in Park/Neutral) somewhere near 2K. Pertronx ign giving very steady 28 deg dwell. Timed off #1 (closest to fan) w/vacuum adv disconnected at carb and carb vacuum port plugged. Loosen dist. using the...
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