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Timing, 6 degrees alright?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Factory specs are for 4 degrees before on the 305 that was in my truck, I replaced it with a 350 and set my timing today to about 6 degrees before. I had been running it for about 2 weeks at about 10 degrees before. Seems smoother at higher Rs. Should I take the time and set it back to 4 degrees or what?
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    If it runs good with 6 degrees leave it. It is about middle of the road timing wise. It isn't high, and it isn't too low. You can try and advance it a little and see how it does, but personally if it runs fine then leave it alone.
     
  3. Topdown

    Topdown 1/2 ton status

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    according to the 1972 manual that I have... for a stick it should be at 4 and an auto should be at 8.

    -Ryan
     

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