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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 03, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought a MSD Ready to Run Distributor with Vaccum advance. MSD installed the heavy (slow) advance springs and the blue 21 degree advance bushing. They included two additional sets of springs blue and silver. They also included three other advance stop bushings Red 28 degrees, Silver 25 degrees and Black 18 degrees. My question is what would be a good base line to start with? I have a mild 350 4 speed car. I don't know what cam is in it, but I think the previous owner went with the Edlebrock Performer Package. I have performer intake and 600 edlebrock carb. Other than those upgrades, I think the rest of the engine is stock. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 03, 03:56 PM
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Run the 25 degree silver bushing, set the initial to 11 degrees BTDC and then try the weakest springs first. If you get ping, start replacing the springs one at a time going heavier each time till the ping goes away at WOT. Hook up vacuum advance and run it. If you hook it up to a ported vacuum tap, you will not need to fiddle with the carb settings. If you hook it up to manifold vacuum(recomended), you will need to reset the carb mixture and idle settings. That is my suggestion. [img]smile.gif[/img]

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Cool Thanks. I was going to try the light springs first, but I wasn't sure which bushing I should use. I'll try the silver one and see how it runs. Thanks

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