Originally Posted by yragat
Your advice is always right on and appreciated!
According to all the old manuals I have the Caddy distributor only has 8 degrees of centrifugal built into it,so if I set it to have say 34 total then initial would be 26??????
You posted that you were running a pertronix igniter 3 ignition. Is that a kit that installs in the original Caddy housing or is it a complete distibutor? If in fact you are running a Caddy distributor and it is limited to only 8 degrees of mechanical advance, I'd be looking to replace that unit to one that has around 20-24 degrees of built in mechanical advance. If it is a complete Pertronix distributor, it should have much greater than 8 degrees of built in mechanical advance.