Timing question

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Old 04-25-11, 10:09 AM
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Timing question

I purchased a 1977 Pontiac and need to do a tune-up.
If I want to ADVANCE the timing do I move the marker TOWARD top dead center (TDC) or AWAY from TDC?
 
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Old 04-25-11, 11:30 AM
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Away from TDC advances the timing; generally the index marker tab shows marks for timing from 0 to maybe 12 degrees advanced. You're using a light and the factory spec? Advance timing by turning the distributor opposite the direction of rotation.
 
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