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My 1987 chevy pickup wont set at 0 degrees on timing it will idle fine at that degree but you can not drive at that degree i have to turn it up to19 degrees in order for it to run

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Take the hose off the vacuum advance and set it at 4 degrees before TDC. Then put the hose back on and try it.

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