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Ok gonna get the fire ring, gasket, and studs put in this weekend. Question I have is, are there any reasons I wouldn't want to take timing up to 20. I don't tow anything, I plug it in if it gets 45 or below. Mainly daily driver and will drag race it and sled pull with it this year hopefully quite a bit. Any thoughts on if it's safe or if I can take it higher or lower just let me know.
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20 sounds about right to me. You could start there and go up a little at a time, to see where it runs the best. No problems that I know of, with the timing advanced it should start easier and egts should be a little lower on top end

I am getting mine O-ringed right now, studs, and marine .010" hg. After the job I am going to start out at 20* and probably end up at around 24*-depending on how it runs.

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My timing is at 16. What would happen it i bumped it up?
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Ok I read about setting the timing Is there a short cut?! This seems to be a very difficult procedure even for a mechanic am I missing something?? The chart stops at 16 degree. Enlighten me please I want to set my timing like yesterday!
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My timing is at 16. What would happen it i bumped it up?
If you still have stock headgasket and bolts, any higher and you will run the risk of blowing your HG. I wouldn't go any higher than 16* until you stud and o-ring it.

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even at 16* isnt a GARENTEE that the HG will last .. it could give now with stock timing.. or bumped up timing! so it depends on ur truck

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