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Old 08-04-2017, 12:33 PM   #12
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Re: Tackling a botched build, need SBC advice.

Where is the timing tab? There were more than one location from factory over the years. One was almost straight up, you see it down behind water pump. The other's are about 2 o'clock looking at front of motor. If crate motor they may have used the old timing chain cover. Try setting timing with a vacume gauge. Move the distributor untill you get max vacume, maybe about 18 inches of vacume, then go back just a little to about 1 inch less then max. At max you might get a ping.
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