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I need to know the proper timing setting for my 1982 Ramcharger 4x4 with a 318 2bbl.It starts well and that is not the issue.its the pinging it makes when you step on the gas.If you road set the timing and get th epinging to stop its very sluggish....

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Check the quality of the fuel you are using could be part of the problem too.

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10 degree btc 36 total timing

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