Timing on a 1986 318 (5.2L) with a Mopar ignition
Posted July 22, 2010 at 05:25 am
Posted July 22, 2010 at 05:59 am
1) The stock 12º timing may not work well with the conversion kit. It may want 10º or less.
2) Vacuum advance may be adjustable. The old kits you could adjust it using an allen wrench in the vacuum opening.
3) The springs in the distributor may provide more advance than a stock engine needs. The springs can be swapped if this is a problem.
It takes some fine tuning to get base, vacuum advance and mechanical advance timing where it needs to be with this kit sometimes. You want timing set properly so you get decent performance and good MPGs but with no pinging.
Posted July 22, 2010 at 05:17 pm
Posted July 23, 2010 at 07:54 am