UPDATE. And long post
Monday were taking a ride to Trovei and sons (huge mack graveyard in port jervis ny) to see about getting pump, lines, pedal, linkages everything to convert the 93 to mechanical. We found a local guy that does nothing but P pumps. From stock rebuilds to sled pulling 12 valves. My dads already been on the phone with him, explained the setup were running. Running the 15.3 pistons with big injectors and the s475 he figures lock it up around 25-26. He mentioned going flat top plungers and maybe different cut delivery valves. Either way the pump is gonna be rebuilt.
Hooked up the prolink while pulling a loaded wagon. Says it has a 400 file in it. Anyways under full load it was getting 16-17 right on point for the 93 400 specs. The 350 file has 22 deg of timing full load and the 300 has 25 deg at full load. We tried getting cook bros mack in Binghamton ny to see about putting the 300 file in it. Going down in hp you think they would.......nope.
Another strange mack quirk. The 1993 tune up manual we have lists specs and pump configuration for all E-7 and E-9s for that year. The 250 to 400 E-7 all have the same compression ratio of 16.9, but in most other literature it lists 375 and up 15.3 and below that 16.5. We hadn't heard of 16.9 until that tune up book. Bear with me
So thats a big jump 16.9 to 15.3 plus adding big injectors and the huge S475. To compensate for the "extra" space and more fuel in the combustion chamber shouldn't the timing be bumped up more? I would think it would need to be and the pyro is telling me that too. The exhaust heats up faster than it should on a pull. Almost like before the inframe with stock turbo and the blixxton.
16-17 degrees is too far retarded for the setup we have now. We would love to stick with variable timing vmac but so far no luck getting a file from VoMack. I know someone here works at Watts, forget who but if i give u a vin can you try to work your magic? We'd be down there in a heartbeat.
Thanks in advance and ill post pics of the 93 tune up book if you guys want. It even has the data file # and all the tech specs on the diff hp levels for 93