Re: Timing for a 351 windsor
When it comes to BASE ignition advance, BASE is BASE all day long, and has little to do with the more important progressive igntion advance and limit.
See your OEM ignition advance specs.
Then strobe your balancer at varying RPM.
Plot this out on paper, and compare to the OEM spec.
This will be your best and most safe means of setting/checking your ignition advance curve.
What you'll be looking for, will be a curve similar to this Volvo Penta 5.7L curve.
NOTE: this is an example ONLY.... not to be used for the Ford Windsor 5.8L engine.
At all costs, we want to avoid Ignition Induced Detonation that may kill a marine gasser.
Last edited by RicardoMarine; 07-03-2011 at 08:40 PM.
Rick ... aka Ricardo
28' SDN F/B w/ twin Volvo Penta 5.7L DP's