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04-07-2005, 01:00 PM
Can someone tell me the timing and dwell for a 66 Stude with 283 and auto trans. It doesn't have the transistorized ignition. It has the window delco distributor.

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Dwain G.
04-07-2005, 01:06 PM
.018"-.019" point gap. If using a dwell meter, 28-32. Clean everything up and put a dap of white lube on the weight pivots. Do you have a tube of distributor cam lube?
Timing 4 BTDC. You may want to play with this a little by advancing the timing 2 at a time. Go back 2 if you hear any pinging. I doubt you will get any more than about 8 maximum at idle speed.

Dwain G.