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What does the timing have to be set at

Need to know what the specifications for the timing are

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Timing for what, engine, cam, spark, valves, wipers, blinkers, gearshift ?
need a Lot more info mate, geoff. model, year, engine, LPG gas or fuel ?

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If you connect the vacuum line(s) to the distributor and the engine runs poorly then all of the vacuum line(s) to the distributor will have to be checked and then connected to their proper vacuum source.

If the ignition wires are leaking secondary voltage you might get a good secondary voltage shock if you touch the distributor to turn it. Let me know if you need help connecting and using a timing light, or if you require any further assistance.

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