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Old 05-11-2006, 10:11 PM
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What should I set my timing at?

I'm unsure what to set my ignition timing at on my 305 (early 80s), it has an edelbrock 1406 carb, 2101 performer intake and performer cam (summit but equilivant) and factory HEI dist,. I searched and cant find any information on factory timing specs.

I currently have it set at 14* BTDC base with the vacuum advance disconnected.. Cruising down the highway i can hear a ticking sound coming from the engine, is this pinging?

Looking for reccomendations for what to set it at for best fuel economy (factory specs im assuming?).

Also, should I be able to crank the engine over by hand with all the valves fully closed (pushrods removed)? I did this while changing my cam and could hear the air bleeding out.


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