Timing on 350
I have a 79 350. I heard the timing could be run at 14 degrees is this true. It calls for 8 degrees. Is this bad for the engine? will it help with performance. Also my neighbor told me to put your timing up until the engine pings then back it off but i couldnt get my engine to ping how come? not even with low octane. is that a good sign. The engine would actually crank backwords when started and still no ping. whats the deal and how high can i set my timing?