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didn't start, could it be the timimg?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dirtynails, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. dirtynails

    dirtynails Registered Member

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    So I put in my new new distributor on my stock 350 and it seemed good at 14 degrees advance. A couple of days later it did not want to start. I checked out all the stuff I could think of and didn't find anything much wrong and decided maybe it was a little too advanced for good starting so I backed off a little on it. Is this a reasonable theory or should I be thinking something else was the problem? I live at 5700 feet altitude, maybe that has something to do with what kind of timing it can take.
     
  2. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I ran my small blocks at 13 degrees advanced while they were still carbed, and I never had any pinging problems / hot start problems. I'd be checking to make sure the module was good myself -- Could be bad, even with a brand new distributer.

    My TBI truck runs at 24 degrees at an idle -- Should be 15 - 18, but I have to advance the base timing to get top end performance. It does make for a bit of a choppy idle though, lol
     
  3. 1985_K5_Silverado

    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    That's for sure! You can yank the ignition module and have someplace like Blotto Zone test it for free.
     

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