Since your engine is in the car do the easiest first !! That would be re curving the dist. initial mid and total with a vacuum advance or initial and centrifugal without one! Try F.B.s lock out first and if it improves we can go down the line with ideas to improve the rest of your problems without changing anything!! You will need a dial back to start it hot and the street manners wont be the greatest when its locked out! But it will eliminate the timing question!!
FB is dead on about the converter! And Jegs was a poor choice but now you have it lets work with what you have!
What kind of driveing did you build this for? Whats your altitude (elevation)? How tall are your rear tires and what speed through the 1/4 or 1/8 are you expecting if you did build it to race!
Read Cobalts post: "This is one time I will agree to give it a ton of initial timing, even if that means locking the mechanical advance. You can still use (and should use) a vacuum advance. Hook it to ported vacuum if you lock the mechanical advance. Limit the vacuum advance to around 10-12 degrees."
Last edited by painted jester; 02-21-2013 at 12:42 AM.