1962 spyder timing problems

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Trevor monninger
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1962 spyder timing problems

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I have a 1962 spyder convertible and I have dwell @32 new plugs, wires ,cap ,points and it pings when hard shifts and in 4th gear and timeing is only @16 degrees with factory boost retarder in working order.


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What fuel are you using? Are the oil cooler and heads clean?
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16 degrees where, at idle? Check the manual, static timing is much higher.
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miniman82 wrote:16 degrees where, at idle? Check the manual, static timing is much higher.
Running 93 octane and yes idle timing set and should be 24 but pings when that high


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Too lean? Air leak?
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