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Old 08-25-2012, 03:41 AM
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I know how to figure total timing... now what?

I didn't have a tape on my balancer; but bought a timing gun with advance DIAL to figure out optimum timing settings for my 74 El Camino.

I set initial timing at 10 with my stock gm 2 bbl on a 350. Results showed a total of 35.

OK, now what can I do with this info to increase power or economy?

My book says initial timing should be 8@600 rpm. This figure seems dated when factoring in the high corn-fed state of the regular unleaded gas I have been using. Can my el camino with a mild cam (E-921-P) run well at, say 12?
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