Thanks DenverRS/SS. I'll look for the Roe book.
As an update, I went out this morning before work and reset the timing to about 11 degrees. I also checked the routing of the plug wires, and all looks good. I found that the inductive clamp on my timing light was not closing tight, so when I put a rubber band around the end, the stobes looked perfect. It's a new timing light too...go figure. Just like you said Denver- can't always trust "new" as being good. Anyway I used the light to check the advance as the engine reved. I am getting about 33 degrees total mechanical advance with vac advance disconnected. When I connect the vacuum advance, the timing goes up to about 45 degrees advance at 3000+rpm. Is this normal? Also, I have the vacuum advance connected to the driver side carb port (only one I could find with no vac at 700rpm) but if the revs get to 1000rpm, the advance snaps to 30 degrees. Is this sudden vacuum the way it is supposed to work? I then checked the secondary choke and I was able to push it down the rear about 1/4 inch so I will try to adjust it to 1/8 inch and see if there is an improvement in the boggage. Thanks all. JT