Okeedokee. Working on getting my freshly rebuilt 440 dialed in and the timing seems weird..at idle the rpms and vacuum don't start to level out until I get to around 35 degrees? The engine is now .060 over, compression is a hair less than 9.5-1 (it was about 8.8 before) cam is 231/237 @ .050 with .526 lift and it degreed in at 106.5..same 850 demon carb and RPM heads as before although the heads were milled .030. Before the rehab it liked 20-22 initial. I know it's a a bit different animal now, but I don't understand why it wants so much timing at idle. If I have it in the high teens or low 20s it runs a little bit rough and hotter than it should, it runs like the timing's too far retarded. Wires and firing order correct. I had the number one at true TDC when I put the distributor in and the rotor pointed to number one like it's supposed to. Maybe I need to run it with manifold vacuum advance now? I'm not getting why it wants so much more timing with increased compression I would have thought it would be the other way around. Thanks for any ideas!