A little help understanding total timing
Alright guys I have set the timing to 14* BTDC and installed my distributor and took a mental note of where the rotor was pointing. I then installed the cap and made the terminal where the rotor was closest to my #1 and went counter clockwise from there with the proper firing order. I believe I have done this all correct so far and have a few questions left.
I have the vacuum advance module on my distributor and was wanting to know how I figure out how much it advances my timing.
I also shimmed the end play out of my distributor and put in 2 separate springs that I was told would be only beneficial. I understand how the shims work but do the springs I put in affect my overall total timing or do they just affect where I will idle at RPM wise?
Again thanks all for your help I've learned tons in the past few weeks doing all of this work myself. Once I get her timed this week I'm putting a full tank of gas in and going for a nice drive around Indy.