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Old 05-11-2010, 05:18 PM
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Ok so im nearing completion of my 355 build and wanted to get a handle of timing before I even think about firing it. My engine consists of:
Stock .030 over block
reconditioned rods, crank
mahle flat tops 6cc .025 in the hole
fel pro 1094 .015 shim gasket
bowtie phase 2 heads 63cc

cam dynamics 284, same grind as crane cams energizer 284
all accel hei ignition

My questions are what should i time this at and how exactly do I do it. Ive always kinda timed by ear but i really wanna dial this motor in. I read of people talking about total timing at 34-36 degrees, and i am completely lost on how this is figured when the marks on the pointer only show timing for the initial timing. I am a complete newb to timing so if anyone could give me run down on what i should time my motor at and exactly how the procedure is done, thanks!

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You verify top dead center with your balancer mark and your pointer 0 on your timing tab, then I buy the correct size timing tape for your balancer around 5 dollars and put this on your balancer. Then as you bring your engine rpm's up to usually 3,000 rpm's your total timing should be between 34-38 degrees total. Every engine is different based on combination, of the total timing amount.
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Thanks for the replies, f-bird so I'd want my advance to locked out before the powerband of my cam? Around 2,800..I'll do that and I usually just advance till it pings and back it off until it stops
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Thanks for the info!!
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