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- Feb 3, 2021
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I think it's running way too fast, that's the big problem here.
Just as a test try 20- 25 Degrees BTDC and slow down the idle as much as possible and tune it at idle in gear when warm with the air cleaner attached.
You may need to drill 1/8" holes in the throttle plates so they are closed more at idle.
If that helps then you'll need to cut down the amount of mechanical advance to get your maximum advance in the 35 degree range.
But that's a separate project.
Thanks. I'll have another go at the car tomorrow or Sunday.
Some excellent advice on the past few posts. You may not know, but is the cam set up straight, retarded, advanced ? As a prior posted noted, setting ignition timing backwards is something I routinely did. Set total, then adjust advance & initial to suit.
I agree. Some very helpful and much appreciated advice. I'm afraid I don't know the answer to your question about the cam.