Hi there, what's should I run for initial timing, and what's a good range to aim for with total timing?
350 bored 30 over, 8.5ish to 1 compression, stock intake and stock manifolds running through a single exhaust. The cam is an Edelbrock RV cam 2102. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/edl-2102/
Behind it all is a Turbo 350C.
The car is a bone stock 85 Caprice with air conditioning, highway gears and weighs about 4000 pounds.
Ultimately, it's going to be driven year round and through our winters.
I had it running timed by ear advanced way past the markings on the timing tab, but it gave me trouble when trying to start it hot. I don't want that.
Right now it's set to 12 degrees initial, and it has some trouble idling while in line at a drive through. I'm wondering if this is timing related, or I've got other isses to attend to. It's got plenty of get-up-and-go if I nail it from a standstill, even if it's idling rough.