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Re: Need help,Timing or what?
id try increasing the idle enough to keep it running first of all.
then slightly losten the distributer hold down bolt, just enbough to be able to barely turn it.
crank it, neutral, parking brake, wheels chocked.
move the distributer a littel whichever way makes the idle speed increase.
you shouldnt have to move it much, like half an inch or so tops. ( unless the timing is way off now :it might be!)
then decrease the idle screw a the carb again to get it down around 600=700
and see if it drives better or worse.
if it PINGS, or sounds like its knocking you need to turn the timing back until all the ping is gone, and then a touch more.
try that, if Jim Lou's method doesnt work for you