Originally posted by xafalcon
Is it possible to get more power from a 5.0 (EB Fairmont) by advancing the base timing and running higher octane fuel? If this is possible, what do you advance the timing to?
They do feel more responsive with PULP and advanced timing.
To give a figure is difficult because each one will be slightly different because of age, carbon build up in the chambers, harmonic balancer shift, etc.
However 34 degrees is probably close, though you can do as one poster suggested and advance 2 degrees at a time and the moment you hear it pinging, retard it 2 degrees. It sounds rather hit & miss, but it works fine in practise.