I have a friend trying to sort out the motor on his 70 nova. Has trouble getting the car to start, and seems to be fouling as lot of plugs. He is telling me the initial timing is set at 25 degrees. Do these numbers so right for drag setup cars? That's a lot more initial advance than I've ever used. I'm thinking he has a racing setup and it's not very friendly for the street use he's trying to use it for. Thanks for any insight.
You are correct - he's trying to make a "race" setup street-driveable, and it's not going to happen with a big cam, 25 degrees initial timing, unknown centrifugal advance, no vacuum advance, too-cold plugs, and too many other unknown details to help with a diagnosis. SB? BB? Carb? Distributor? Heads? Cam specs? Compression?