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Author Topic:   Timing
Whitelightning
Member
posted September 08, 2002 12:32 PM
OK Here is the deal, I did a cam change and like and idiot some how messed up my balancer so I replaced it with one the same size and my timing cover has the pointer on the driver side of cover but then I noticed that my old balancer had two marks and I could not tell if some one put the second mark on it or if it is made that way but with the new balancer on it it will not run near the timing tab. Someone advised me that I had the wrong balancer and timing cover cobination and that 0 degrees would now be top and dead center of the engine. If this is true how do I correct the problem to ensure I set proper timing. Also on a pretty much stock 350 what do you recommend setting timing at and can you set total advance timing with a basic timing light. Also what about advance I am confused about it should it stay or go. When I bought the car it had stock curves in distributor but he said it had the soft springs from a curve kit. Does that sound right.


Wheels47
Member
posted September 08, 2002 09:16 PM
ok thanks for the help, but what about the locking out the distrutor how do you do that and why. Thanks


AC156
Member
posted September 09, 2002 09:09 AM
so basically get the number 1 up and mark my balancer where thats at right.


Wheels47
Member
posted September 09, 2002 10:47 PM
Timing would depend on the whole combination but i think somehwere in the 34-36 range would be good. We used to run that same motor and set it at 34. Dyno proved this made most HP but there was really no difference between33-36... more than that and power started to drop.


Wheels47
Member
posted September 17, 2002 06:17 PM
A good starting place is 36 degrees.. I think you would be very happy with that..


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