oh boy not just me then .. I haven't checked how far advanced my distributor is set yet because it needs to advance a touch more but good luck with this . I had the same trouble I think . I'm going unconventional and it seems to be working out . I'm letting the car tell me and then I'll see where it lands but last I checked I was abot 30+° btdc and rumbles loving it . I've moved it a bit since my last check but I had to toss the normal settings and try something new .. there are signs that you've gone too far advanced , it's a fight back feeling when it happenedbossbob wrote: ↑Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:59 pmI started the roadster the other day, 1st time since I adjusted the timing and carbs, although I didn't let the engine get completely hot, I noticed it was harder to start and is gutless, my drive way has a slight slope and it wouldn't even entertain getting up the driveway without a running start. It would just choke out and die, absolutely no power.
I know the smog stuff has been removed, I started reading about the smog vs non-smog distributors. I haven't verified what I have, but I would assume I have the smog unit.
From one of my earlier post.
"timing was way off, set at nearly 25* btdc, I set it back to 16* btdc"
Let me know what you think.
and pinging is another , but , I don't have either anymore and it's flying up grades now so it's doing something good to it .. oh and that's at a 60dwell . 64 actually .