Finally getting around to the the timing of the camaro. Specs: MSD distributor, coil, and 6AL box, 383 stroker, mild-medium cam (unknown specs), Edlebrock 1406 carb, Air gap intake, Procomp 64cc alum heads, dynatec headers, 2.5" exhaust, Turbo400 3000 stall, 3:90 gears. Street car only, runs ok. It was hooked up to ported vacuum, idle at 900, 8' initial, 1000rpm starts the curve, and 32'total all in at 2500 rpm. Vacuum advance puts me at 50' total. It would deisel on shutdown a good part of the time. I advanced to 12' initial, 36' total all in at 2500, and switched to manifold vacuum. The car seemed to run noticably better. The deiseiling has seem to gone by the wayside thus far as well. I'm thinking about stiffer springs, (don't have yet), to get the curve to start about 1200rpm, and be all in about 2800. Not sure if I should get an adjustable vacuum advance can as well, but not 100% certain if it's needed. Looking at 10hg at idle. I get the timing theories, just lacking practical experience. Will be moving on to dialing in the carb after I get the timing down. Open to opinions and ideas.