Originally Posted by Blazin72
Base timing is the initial ignition timing with the engine at idle, nothing to do the cam, cam gears or anything related to it. 35 degrees at idle is way too much. 35 degrees is closer to what you should see with all mechanical advance in at whatever RPM it is set to come in at. Some will tell you that you should be running as much as 18 degrees at idle with that cam, I never ran that much. I stuck to initial timing around 12 degrees when I had that cam and even after I swapped to the Comp 282S.
k but how do you set the timing on a distributor that has no vacume advance and has magnetic pickup?