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    Posted: 15-October-2013 at 3:17AM
Anybody have an idea for timing on my 351w after the egr valve and smog pump removed.
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The same as when you had it installed. I would start @ 14 BTDC and work up to 18 BTDC. The more advance your engine has the smoother it will feel.
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keep an eye on the total advance, if you arbitrarily throw an extra 10* onto the initial that the factory didn't account for you can get into too much advance on the top end, or even in the mid-range
 
Dan's suggestion is a good one for finding what the engine likes for initial, but after you find that you should have the distributor 'recurved' to accommodate the new initial setting
 
Scotty J changed his website, he used to have posted a tutorial on how to curve it yourself, he also provides the service still listed on the page under Services  http://www.reincarnation-automotive.com/home


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My 75 Sport still ran quite good after the emissions components were removed. It was a 351W and seemed to not mind having all the stuff disconnected. This is different from my 76 Elite with a 400 which seemed to run worse and be more temperamental without the emissions stuff operating.

I agree that having the distributor recurved is a recipe for success.

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If looking for more power and efficiency (WHO ISN'T), recurving your distributor will definitely help. I used the instructions from http://www.reincarnation-automotive.com/Duraspark_distributor_recurve_instructions_index.html and it made a great deal of difference. Good luck. Todd
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Thanks all, I guess I had better just set timing to spec. and leave well enough alone.If it ant. broke don't fix it
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Check timing tomorrow and adjust idle.It took me 7yr. to find out I never hooked up the heat tube to the choke It use to take 5min. to idle down and about 10 to 15 cranks to start. Now 3 cranks and it starts and starts to idles down in seconds.
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