It was my understanding that "idle" in the context of a vacuum test is 800-1200 rpm, but that's based on one repair manual for a different engine manufacturer and it was years ago, so I may be completely wrong.Well. No real forward progress yet for me.
I attached a vacuum gauge on the manifold side of the carb. Vacuum bounces all around at idle (575 rpm). But smoothes out quickly when the rpm is increased. I'm hoping that the bouncing vacuum at idle is due to the Comp cam shaft I have. I'm gonna try to dig up the receipt to figure out what cam I put in there and research a bit. Hope it's not an indicator of valve problems.
Should I be reading baseline manifold vacuum at a higher rpm, say 800 or 900?
Later this week, I will be checking to see if the vacuum advance can is working (once I get another vacuum line adapter to hook up the gauge). And will pick up a compression tester to rule that out. O2 sensor should drop in this weekend.
If we do a club event at dyno night, or get our own dyno night, every one that participates should chip in an extra 5 or 10 bucks to go to the dude (dudette) with the lowest horsepower run.