Learned quite a bit about wheeling from the Martinez Canyon Trail. I also realized that if I was going to do more, I was gonna have to get power steering and a lower geared drivetrain. This trip was also another of those exercises in tolerance. This spot is probably a 100 miles or more from where I live, so it needed to get me home. During the course of the weekend, while experimenting with going back to a stock Aisin carburetor, a makeshift cap fell off of the large vacuum port (1/2" ID?) and my timing was at least 20 degrees advanced ("Keep advancing until it's hard to start, then back it off a little", they said). I drove it at least 60 mph the whole way home this way.
Later, when a mechanical mentor of mine helped me set the timing, we had to rotate the distributor nearly a quarter turn before the BB appeared in the sight window!