Question about 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
If you advance the cam 2 degrees or so it will slighyly help the low end. If you ****** the cam 2 degrees or so it will slightly help the top end by opening the valves slightly later, same as advancing the cam opens the valves slightly sooner.Best results for street driven vehicle is put it at the stock mark. Same with ignition, use the factory distributor with vacuum advance.If the car has K66 option much the better.
Posted on Oct 16, 2010
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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the timing chain and sprocket assembly-SOHC engine
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