Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Atlantic City NJ
OK, I hear the sound of deep engine rattle or a can of muffled pebbles. Not sure where the word ping came from - since I'm expecting a high pitched noise, not a rattle.
Can the distributor be too far advanced as to cause a high idle? Seems not that I advanced it, the engine is running fast, adjusting the idle screw on the carb does nothing to change it.
Setting timing - by reading other threads, if the engine is stock, then the timing spec in the book applies. Any changes from stock - cam, intake, exhaust, all bets are sorta off and the timing setting is a "feel" kind of thing? find out where the pining occurs, and adjust from there? Different for every engine based on how it's built?