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Old 04-14-2009, 01:14 PM
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timing

can someone tell me the steps they take to tune the timing and the carb?
i have been reading different sites and forums but i am still unsure.

How do i check where it is currently set at?(what do i look for?)
and every other step after that.

this something i do want to learn so please bare with me
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Motor?
Carburetor?
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i want to do the timing for the motor first.
also what timing light is best for a beginner or does it matter?
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i'm here. i want to learn how to dial in my timing.
i have never done this before but i am a capable student.
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You may be a capable student, but you're not a very capable communicator. Refer to post 2.
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He could ask a little better,But He want's to know what motor,And what carb,Do you have Steve ??
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i have a 350 .030 bore
10/10 crank polished
forged flat top pistons
cam 465/480
1.5 aluminum roller rockers
edlebrock rpm heads
edlebrock rpm intake
edelbrock 1407 electric carb
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is this enough info?

sorry didn't know what you were asking
thanks for clarifying it for me

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He could ask a little better,But He want's to know what motor,And what carb,Do you have Steve ??
Those who would ridicule my demeanor and approach have not read the title under my screen name.
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Those who would ridicule my demeanor and approach have not read the title under my screen name.
That means nothing to me.

That's why me and so many other ''GOOD'' people have left this site.I don't post much here any more because of smart a**'s like you.Give the man a break... This is the kind of sh** the mods should put a stop too.This was a place for the beginners to be able to find out what they need to know..Putting a beginner down isn't the way you should do it...Refer to post 4.....Give me a break man... Very very childish!!! the wording under your name, fit's you well..

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I read the title under your name and if you can"t be nice to help a beginner just leave him alone. Some people need a little more understanding than others. It doesn"t mean they are stupid ,just a beginner that doesn"t understand your short quips.
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Steve,Any timing light will do but the one with a battery so you don"t have to have extra wires hanging to the battery and the dial to zero are the nicest to use.Start by warming up your engine so it will idle.Disconnect and plug your vacuum advance line coming from the carb.Make sure you block the carb side so you don"t have a vacuum leak.Then set your base timing .I like about 12 degrees before TDC but that is up for discussion depending on how your engine reacts to it.Then hook your vacuum advance back up and check your total timing.Slowly speed up the engine and watch the tining,when it stops advancing this is your total timing.If your balancer is not degreed this high that is where the dial timing light comes in.Again up for discussion I like my total timing around 36 degrees. Hope this helps.
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Hang in there Steve,The world is full of them..There is some good people here, that will help you,And not put you down..
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Welcome to Hotrodders Steve. Ok guys...remember that this is the inter-net and its sometimes hard to tell if someone is kidding, joking, or being a smart aleck. Lets give Tech the benefit of the doubt...I think he was just kidding around trying to break the ice with a new member.......Senior Curmudgin......ha ha ha I think that might resemble a friendly old fart that is more than willing to help others. Thats got to be it because I have seen him help a lot of folks on here...especially beginners. Hats off to SpeedyDeedy for a good answer and description on timing...you done good!
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That's why me and so many other ''GOOD'' people have left this site.I don't post much here any more because of smart a**'s like you.Give the man a break... This is the kind of sh** the mods should put a stop too.This was a place for the beginners to be able to find out what they need to know..Putting a beginner down isn't the way you should do it...Refer to post 4.....Give me a break man... Very very childish!!! the wording under your name, fit's you well..
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