What is the timing setting for a 1978 Chevy 350?
Just set timing for 4 deg BTDC on my 69 runs great.
Chevy caprice estate 350 v8 that violently backfired and died How do you set the timing on this engine?
Sounds like your timing chain might have jumped a notch. Timing is set by rotating the distributor. There is a nut underneath the distributor that locks it down. Timing mark is on the harmonic balancer, sorry I don't have the setting handy. I would start by checking the timing with a timing light. VBdenny
Im working on a 1998 Chevy Z71 you have to put the distributor in your 350 vortec where is the timing marks on the crank damper for top dead center and do you set the roter button to the number 1 on?
There is no set timing for this specification. If you are using a mechanical advance distributor rather than a computer you will initially target 35 degrees total advance over 2500 rpm with an idle setting of 10 degrees with out vacuum advance. From there experimentation to determine most effective setting for your engine.