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Old 10-19-2011, 10:40 PM   #1
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1976 CJ-5 Timing

I had to pull the harmonic balancer off to replace the timing cover. What is the factory timing on an AMC 304? Thanks.

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Anywhere, from 5-12 before top dead center is a good starting point. Run as much advance as you can with out hearing any pinging. FYI: advancing the timing is going further up the scale on the before top dead center, e.g. 12 BTDC is more advanced than 5 BTDC. The more advance you have the more low end pep you get, of course till your engine starts pinging, which is bad.
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