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The spark timing seems to be out of tuning. Which is the best way to tune the spark right on time. The spark plugs look rather carbonised in their electrodes, despite they have been replaced.

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The only way to check the timing is with a strob light hook it to number one plug lead and point it at the timing marks,,if there lined up the timing is right,,, is this engine burning any oil? if it is thats why the plugs look carbonised

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