Originally Posted by spinn
Too much load at too much advance causes detonation.
The advance alone is not going to do it.
Im at a disadvantage, I don't know what this is do you?
I believe the best timing advice was given in post 3. On what will happen if he left it 36. the hypothetical question. I don't see destruction.
You're right, as long as he never drive the car it can probably be locked out at 36 degrees. Just don't actually use the engine! For a stationary noise generator a locked distributor will be fine. In a car that is driven, you're going to break something in a hurry.
But like I said, its not my engine, go ahead and blow it up if you feel like it.