Alright well. I just got my car running again with the new semi built head, and tonight I went to go set base timing.
With the timing connector grounded via link. and the timing light reading from both spark plug wire #1 & 4(get the same readings and my timing light seems to work better on #4) I get very odd readings, see my attached picture to see what i'm talking about. No matter how far I rotate the cas either way, it stays in that general area(blue).
Mechanical timing is verified. All the timing marks line up.
Tried rotating the cas 180* out to see if I accidentally installed it 180* out and it literally ran the same and gave me the same base timing results. I put it back the way it was
After giving up and adjusting base timing by ear(what else could I do lmao) I decided to take it for a drive and see how it was running. There is a log below. Part throttle knock. Yes I know my voltage is low. I believe my alternator is no good. And yes I know it was running a bit hot. I forgot to flip on the radiator fan
. Gimme a break, I've had a rough night.
Let me know what you think. I'm starting to lean towards the possibility that the crank pulley is starting to separate. although the timing mark stays in the same general area and does not rotate counter clockwise...
I'm going out to inspect the pulley right meow.
EDIT: It is NOT the crank pulley. The Pulley is good.