I know this topic has been beaten into the ground. But since I have never done this, I need a little specific advice I think. And I appreciate all the criticism I can get.
I started the day with a 600 cfm holley with vac secondaries and other than the next softer spring in the vacc diaphram, it was as delivered. I changed to a 50cc acc pump with a .031" shooter. I switched from 66 jets to 72. And after reading all the other posts about timing, I added a bunch of advance (probably 5 more degrees). The timing took out most of the off idle bog (that was first). I could not detect any pinging with my ear (how else do I check it?) Then I went to the 72 jets. That gave the whole setup more punch. Then I switched from the as delivered .025" shooter to a .031 shooter. So far, it feels great, but I don't know how far to go. With jets should I keep going larger until the performance drops off? With the shooter - it seems that going larger until I can't tell a difference is the way to go (is it?)
Since I get pretty good vacuum (13 or 14) at idle, is there any reason to consider a different power valve?
The only problem (if it is a problem) is that my eyes water when standing behind the car ... does that mean it is too lean, too rich, or nothing at all?
Thanks for any thoughts, advice or ideas! This process is a lot of fun, but I don't know how far to go. At this point, on a hard launch, it feels like the engine is putting out more than the chassis can handle!