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You may need to change the timing from the factory setting due to the difference in gasoline between then and now. Start at factory as a baseline. I always set "by ear". That means you find a big hill you can accelerate up in high gear. Assuming the car is running ok, bump the timing up a bit and run up the hill. Listen for a spark knock. If it doesn't, go back down and bump it up a little more and try again. Repeat until you DO get a spark knock, then bump timing down a little and repeat until the knock is gone. You may have to bump it down a little more later in the season as the temps go up and it's a bit cool now, but easy enough to do. After warm weather hits and you bump it down again (if you have to.. maybe not), you might want to get a timing light out and see where you're at and record that for future reference. You might find that you need to make a mark on the balancer, as most engines can use a good bit more timing on today's gas. Or just go through the whole procedure again...
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