429 timing help!
I solved one problem and found another. Long story short, I checked my timing and couldn't see the timing mark? Where could it be? Last time I set my timing it was between 12-14 degrees advanced, that was about 400 miles ago. I moved the dist clockwise and I could see the timing mark come into view. As I got closer to the marks the idle got worse and worse, shaking the engine! So I backed it off and set it by ear. It surged when I cranked it over so I retarded it a little more. Still runs rough but what the heck is going on, it is as if the balancer rotated on the crank clockwise about 30 degrees. What am I looking at here?
429, D3VE-A2A heads. Edelbrock power pack cam/manifold/carb combo. Mallory distributer (mechanical advance only)