It has been a long time since I played with weights and springs in a stock GM distributor. Having a few personal replies, I actually did some review on this:
Moroso seems to have the kit we're looking for. 28 years ago I played with a Mr. Gasket set in a stout 327 I had, but this was 28 years ago.
3 different stages of Accel points, heavy duty are not heavy duty(for a Z anyway) as point bounce will occur <6K on the tac. Actually about 700 off as advertised.(personal experience in the passenger seat
)GET AN ADJUSTABLE TIMING LIGHT
I've had mine for 25 years, and will never go back. Seeing as I basically play with race motors, set it to the total degrees I'm looking for--align timing mark to indicator--lock it down, done. I've done lots more with it.
More duration in the cam= quicker you want the timing all in
305 on our race engine, advance is locked out, 38 degrees total. not a street motor
There is a guide: spring (3 tensions)/weight combo to get you where you want to be.
Have fun playing with a few things with your car, tailor it to your liking. A few degrees this or that way is not crucial:find what your engine likes
These cars were mass produced, one size does not fit all, this is why there are adjustments.
All I had to do was pick up the phone and talk to my Dad vs. farming out my old single point ...it better be right.
However his reply would have been go with a MSD.
And no matter what, using the center line off my intake: #1 wire goes driver side,#8 passenger way. (centerline up the cap) May take a little more effort but with timing set #1 terminal is inline with #1 piston. Probably just a pet peeve, but this is the way I was brought up doing it. LOL!