If you search the forum, there isn't much information on the conversion that I could see. My purpose is to caution other people so they can learn from my experience.
This is a beautiful car that came out of California. One of the best preserved I've seen. The previous owner was well into restoring his car when he passed away. I was trying to keep it stock appearance, and upgrade the internals. Yes, I have the 536 block.
Always had fun talking with Charlie, who is a terrific person. Never was treated rudely or made to feel stupid. But Charlie is gone. I felt straight off that I've been dealing in a whole new ball game since Charlie's been gone, and I don't think it looks good for their business. I think it will go away. You can't treat customers perfunctorily in a small community and survive.
I tried both a Bosch JF4 and the 123 distributor set on the D curve. I bought a tunable 123 and was going to have another Weber tuning session from Ralliround after I'd finished the interior.
I heard about the block 1750 enlargement from two different people on the West Coast after the liner cracked.
Stay tuned. I'll post as I work through this and I hope other people will share their experiences, just like Chisholm.
Before this I need a few measurements which I'll work on when I'm half time in a few weeks. This project has been one step forward, two back as we say.
Chisholm, good luck on your project.
No more 1600's after this.
Last edited by Dr.G; 05-22-2017 at 06:17 AM.