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Ignition timing I need the ignition timing for my car. If it is timed on one it absolutly does not run right. Anywhere else it does not run.

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First you have to remove the shunt, then you set the timing at 10 degrees before top dead center 10 BTDC you have to look at the timing marks on the harmonic balancer because it has 10 BTDC and ATDC make sure you are set on BTDC

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