Base Timing, total advance.
In the last few days I checked my timing on my Crusaders, vintage 1981 350 cid 270hp and found they were out of spec. After emailing Crusader this is the response I got,
If you set your base timing to 10^ BTDC then ?provided your advance is working properly on your distributor you should max out on the total advance and see a 26-29^ reading above 2600 RPMs, then all is working correctly.
Question, how many of you that have the Presolite distributor have the base timing set at 10 degrees and what performance have you seen? vs 8 degrees. I have read that there are some that have set their base timing at 8 due to ethanol related problems and lack of lead in the fuel and have been much happier with performance.
My Port engine was exactly 10 BTDC and 26 at 2600 RPMs. My starboard engine is sitting at 11 BTDC base and about 26 at 2600. Thoughts?
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