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Unread 04-28-2013, 08:36 PM   #1
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Timing help

I have a 79 j10 with a 360. I just installed the edelbrock performer package. I'm having some problem stilling the timing at what degree should I set the timing without the vacuum advance?

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Unread 04-29-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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If it were stock, it would be 8º (auto) 5º (man). However its no longer stock, so optimum timing may not be the same. I will suggest timing by peak manifold vacuum, rather than timing light.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:12 AM   #3
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Bump up the initial timing till it pings under load or you feel the performance begins to drop off, then drop it back a couple of degrees. Keep an eye on it to insure it doesn't kick back while cranking or overheat on hot days. Most times you will land in the 8 to 12 BTDC range.
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