As for timing- what would a "tooth-off" on the dist/cam make any difference when you can twist the whole stalk/cap to make up the difference in timing????? I'm confused on that for sure.
** Well, in theory that should work (as long as you can twist around all the way). I'm not sure about all this either, all I know is when I did this in my new small block and I was off just one tooth it wouldn't run below about 1700 rpm and when when-ever it died gas would come up/out of the carb. Again, just my .02
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