How do you get total timing of 32-36, when the
distributor only has 5 degrees advance built in?
Ignition timing at 29-31 degrees advanced???
The 29 to 31 that you're seeing is the dwell setting of the ignition points on the distributor. This has nothing to do with ignition or valve timing. To set the dwell you first need a tach dwell meter. The ideal setting on a GM from that time period is 30. Hope that helps! Jim
Thanks for clarifying that, Ed. GM shop manuals of the day said the dwell should be set between 29 to 31 degrees with the optimal setting at 30. That's why I was thinking maybe the poster was a little confused by what they were reading. Thanks for explaining that! I appreciate it! Jim
Is this a 67 Impala or a 2017?
On most cars there are three factors. Initial timing advance, centrifugal and vacuum. When you add all of them up you have the total advance which should be around 34 degrees.