Power Timing your Buick V8

Discussion in 'Buick FAQ' started by LARRY70GS, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. rjm

    rjm Member

    Thanks for the help Larry !
     
  2. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    OK, sounds pretty ideal. As long as it isn't pinging, and the plugs look good, and the car isn't surging at steady state high way speed, you're good to go. 34* might be safer for iron heads and pump gas. Look at the spark plugs. Sometimes you may not hear the beginnings of detonation, but you will see it on the plugs. Looks like little purple specs on the porcelain.

    http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m92/m007_01/detonation2.jpg~original
     
  3. rjm

    rjm Member

    Ok, I will keep an eye on the plugs. If I wanted it down to 34, just add the bushing? And should I limit the vac. Adv. To 10 or 8,
     
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD"

    No, simply reduce your initial timing to 12*. As long as the engine isn't surging, leave the vacuum advance as is.
     
  5. rjm

    rjm Member

    Ok, thanks again !
     

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