Bad timing/valves/rockers/timing chain
Could be, Accelerator pump in carburetor is not working, (rebuild carb) Timing is off, (adjust timing) Vacuum advance not working, (replace vacuum advance unit) Points are in need of replacing or adjusting,
Running too rich, timing off. Search your engine and "backfire"
The vacuum canister can advance 24 degrees beyond initial timing.
You don't set timing on a carburator or are you asking the timing on the motor
Timing is computer controlled, you can not.
There is no such thing as a timing advance wire on a 84 El Camino.
Ignition Timing Advancers are mechanical 'bolt-on' pieces to advance the ignition timing of the engine to a specific degree of timing advance. The majority of its application for these parts are for motorcycles or on racing applications.
You will need a timing light with the timing advance option so you can adjust and monitor your changes. Vacuum advance limiters along with mechanical advance timing weights and spring kits are available from after market suppliers.
backfire timing off
YES! Any time you adjust the timing you should disconnect the vacuum advance.
Because the timing is advanced.
Normally by turning the distributor, in conjunction with a strobe timing light
That sounds like your timing is off. Adjust it at the distributor cap with a timing light.
The timing is not adjustable. The computer determines when to advance or retard the timing as necessary.
Timing is backwards turn distributor 180*
cam timing will not change ignition timing i would try 8 or 10 degees advance at idle with the vacuum advance disconnected.
On older vehicles timing was adjusted through a mechanical means. There are a set of weights that, when spun, (by the rotor shaft) are extended to advance timing of the spark. At low rpm's they are retracted by a set of springs.
The total timing advance on a 1995 Chevrolet 350 engine should be around 35 degrees. This takes into account the advance provided by the ignition system.
check timing. timing advance. or slack in timing chain/belt
Incorrect timing or plug wires connected incorrectly.
turn the distributor.
advance the timing a little.
You can't set the timing but you can either advance or retard it from the distributor.