Hi again to all, In my prior posts related to timing and tri power carb adjustment issues, your responses were helpful... Unfortunately I've become very frustrated with my attempts to correct my problem so took the car to a well known repair shop here in San Jose,ca. They discovered that my center carb was running way too lean and basically replaced jets and other parts to correct the issue. They have an old school SUN analyzer that measures the exhaust gases to get these readings. Also the rear carb had the ball and spring at the accelerator pump installed incorrectly... What's puzzling to me is that the Dist. has too much total advance... 58-60 degrees. The initial timing is at 12 and seems to run well at that point. They said a new distributor will correct that. I can buy a new one and install it myself....They also said they can rebuild mine, but it would cost more to do that. Correct me if I'm wrong here..... The total advance should be around 38 degrees. The springs in the dist. is to adjust when the timing starts to advance. IE 1400 to 2500 rpm.... There is a bushing that is on the plate and maybe that is missing or needs to have a different one to limit the total advance...??? Would an adjustable vacuum advance can, new springs and bushing, maybe new weights.....would that be the fix to get my total advance down and adjust when the advance starts to come in??? OR just buy a new distributor, Thinking of the pentronic one.. so it would appear stock... Need help guys, thanks..