[V8Vairs] Timing...

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Mon Aug 14 21:14:51 EDT 2006

One big caveat - this assumes a stock distributor and timing curve.   
Roughly, it's best to set the timing based on the distributor in the  
engines.  Most '60s era engines will work well with 32 to 36 degrees  
total advance, so if you're not sure what you have get a dial back  
light or degreed pulley and run the engine up until it stops advancing,  
then set it to 32.  Drive it and see if it's happy, if so maybe you can  
add a couple more.  If it pings, that's too much!


On Aug 14, 2006, at 5:17 PM, Secular wrote:

>     The ignition timing of the 1967 non-california 300 hp should set  
> to 6 degrees before top dead center. The 1967 non-california 350 hp  
> should be at 10 degrees before top dead center. These numbers are to  
> the best of my knowledge, but may not apply to the particular 327  
> engine model you are using.
>     Source:
> http://www.faqfarm.com/Q/ 
> What_degree_timing_mark_327_small_block_chevy_set
>   -----
>   Is the above correct?
>   Could anyone kindly tell me the correct timing for a '66 -- 327 SB  
> Chevy.
>   I'm trying to adjust the timing on my Mid-Engine Vair.
>   Thanks,
>   Tony

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