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Author Topic:   Best way to set Timing
posted March 27, 2002 01:18 PM
What is the best way to set the timing on a racing motor.


posted March 27, 2002 04:09 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

posted March 28, 2002 09:58 PM
what timing do you suggest on a 355 10:1 using av-gas?

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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