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Author Topic:   Best way to set Timing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted March 27, 2002 01:18 PM
What is the best way to set the timing on a racing motor.


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted March 27, 2002 04:09 PM
Run the rpm's pass where the dist. advance comes in (3500) and set total advance from there.Some times you will notice that the timing marks retard at rpm just set it accordingly.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 156
posted March 27, 2002 10:10 PM
hi this is the way we do it. We use a snap-on advaced timming light. First thing u need to know what type of curve your distributor has, meaning when is it fully advanced, lets say 3200rpm then u need to know what u want your timming to be set at, lets say 32 degs. then u hook the timming light up and have the distributor housing clamp loose. the timming light has a advance button that u can set to your specs lets say 32 degs. the light also has a rpm button that tells u the rpm. Know u rev the motor up so you are higher than the curve lets say 3200 rpm. now u advance or retard the distributor until the mark on the balancer lines up with the zero mark on the timming tab, know your timming is set a 32 degs total advance. tighten the clamp dont and recheck it again. hope this helps

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted March 28, 2002 09:58 PM
Ditto Lub guy thats how we do it. We even put a nice little paint job on the mark where we want to set our timing at ---say 32% --it makes it a lot easier to spot the mark u want.. hope this helps

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 58
posted March 29, 2002 01:17 AM
what timing do you suggest on a 355 10:1 using av-gas?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 156
posted March 31, 2002 09:22 PM
start at 28 total advance and work your way up two degress at a time until u notice no power gain it takes a few runs but its the best way to figure it out

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