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  1. Green Bean

    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    This timing light is way smarter than I am. But it is nice to use the advance function in order to see where you are at. Plus the TDC line on the flywheel becomes relevant again. :) I'm sure there are better ones but here is the one I got:
  2. Green Bean

    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    So, the way it was recently explained to me by a very experienced Land Cruiser guru, the 7 degrees BTDC was the factory spec when the engine was fresh. Since our engine is 50+ years old, its internal organs have worn considerably. The cam lobes are not what they should be, etc. When I set our...
  3. Green Bean

    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    For what it is worth; ours is similar. It is a 1970 with factory carb and vacuum advance distributor. When I set the timing on the BB, the idle falls off by about 100 rpm. I can adjust the idle up but then on a drive it sputters on acceleration. Rotating the distributor counterclockwise...
  4. Green Bean

    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    :popcorn:
  5. Green Bean

    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    I think you have a smart son. With the cap off of the distributor, and the engine set at TDC, where is your rotor pointing? Someone posted this illustration the other day which I believe is from the FSM.
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