View Full Version : Timing Question V-8

05-27-2006, 04:33 PM
The 'ing-zone' on the timing marks. Is this entire zone ok to set timing to( as long as it does not knock) or just at the start of the zone.

05-27-2006, 05:50 PM
Yes, it's OK. Hell, Ted will crank the timing WAY up for performance![}:)] Of course, your results may vary.[:I]

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1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

05-27-2006, 07:40 PM
Thanks, I just had a fear of too high and valves burning or whatever. Pulled the distributor put Acell electric points in, no spark, could not find the problem and converted back to convential pionts. Found the vacuum advance frozen when the distributor was pull, so I replaced vacuum advance. Car seems to run great. It always has!

05-27-2006, 07:49 PM
what kind of dist.? if it is a prestolite you ought to check the centrifugal advance while you're in there, they're usually bad and ready to throw a weight and ruin your day.


55 Commander Starlight
62 Daytona hardtop

05-27-2006, 10:07 PM
Delco with a window.