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Very informative thread for those of us who rarely get down to self tuning! I'm just wondering if the timing specs shown here differ a lot for a big block? One friend has a 427, mildly done & I have a '67 396 virtually stock!! Thanks in advance!

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Very informative thread for those of us who rarely get down to self tuning! I'm just wondering if the timing specs shown here differ a lot for a big block? One friend has a 427, mildly done & I have a '67 396 virtually stock!! Thanks in advance!
The procedure would be similar. The idea is to get maximum advance with no 'pinging' for maximum performance. Most V-8 engines will run very well with more advance than the factory specifys.
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al37ford,
agree with Frisco, procedure is usually the same but you do need to know what was the stock base for each motor

ex:
350 chevy 12*stock typical it likes about 16*
350 olds can be 20* stock base, set it at 16* it runs like a dog
351W ford (and 327 chevy?) 8* stock, set it to 16* knock like hell and probably 4 batts to start it hot if it did run

quick shortcut for any motor stock timing: autozone.com under repairs-tuneup-timing....just plug in which motor
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al37ford,

footnote:
the "stock" motor base timing setting is factory chosen compromise setting so the motor will start and run no matter where for altitude/temp extremes, (dead cold on a mtn top in Alaska Feb or hot in FL sea level in Aug)

some factory manuals will have a footnote: " base timing can be increased to improve performance by up to "X*"..."

most (?) stock motors are alot more "perkier" with a couple of degrees above stock

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