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Expensive? No, get a distributor wrench and timing light, less than $50 for both if you go to harbor freight or something like that. Hook the timing light up, alligator clips on the battery terminals, clamp on the #1 plug wire(driver front), unplug the electronic advance pigtail, should be along the passenger valve cover for your year. Start the engine, and point the light down behind the water pump, you will see a mark on the balancer, and a set of marks on a metal tab coming off the timing cover. You should have a sticker in the engine compartment telling you the spec, I think its 4-6 degrees advance. If its off, turn it off, loosen the distributor hold down bolt located at the base of the distributor on the passenger side, you will need to remove the air cleaner to get to it. Start the engine again, and watch the mark with the timing light as you turn the distributor, you will see the mark move. Set it to spec, and you should be ok.
For the seafoam, just get a can of it from the auto parts store, not the aerosol kind. There should be directions for using with carbed vehicles, with the engine running you pour about half the can down the primary throat of the carb slowly while holding the throttle slightly open, then let go of the throttle and dump the rest in. It will stall the engine, turn the key off and let it sit a couple hours (directions will say like 15 minutes, but longer is better), fire it back up, and it will smoke like you wouldn't believe. Run the piss out of it, then you should be good to go.
1978 Caprice Classic Landau
350 2-bolt, stock 4bbl
Stock rebuilt TH350
Edelbrock performer cam + intake
Dual 2 1/2" Flowmaster exhuast (waiting to be installed)
Edelbrock IAS Classic shocks
95 9C1 3.08 posi
4 wheel disc brakes!
16x8 American Racing Baja's with 225/60/16 Pirelli P4's