Okay now that the brakes are done Im having an issue with the idle-Ive adjusted the idle as far down as it will go -so I thought it was a distributer adjustment-however when i adjusted the dist counter clockwise it advanced the idle-Im told that if I turn the dist counter clockwise its supposed to retard it? Is the Dist off 180 degrees?
First, set the dwell - it affects timing, so you do that first.
Then, disconnect the vacuum advance hose and plug it, and set the initial timing (with a timing light).
Then, connect the vacuum advance hose, adjust the idle speed with the speed screw on the linkage, and adjust the idle mixture screws (with a vacuum gauge) for highest steady vacuum reading.