I advanced the timing 3 degrees. 15 initial, 36 mechanical, 51 vacuum advance. The car felt like it ran fine. Started fine. Shut off fine. I also checked the throttle cable. The bracket seemed to have shifted a little. Full throttle was not quite full on the carb. Maybe 1/16-1/8 inch short. I also ordered a new timing chain/gear set. It has 3 keyways on the crank. 4 advanced, straight up, 4 retarded. I am planning on installing it 4 advanced. Any thoughts? I will also move the fuel pressure gauge where I can see it and see whats going on there. I have not made any changes to the carb from stock other than the idle screws. I'll have to order a jet/spring kit for it to try different settings. My converter is stock stall. Don't want to buy a stall converter for the TH400 since I am planning on installing the 700R4 soon. It will have a 2400-2600 stall converter. Hoping to get the timing chain installed and to the track (Cecil County) in a week or two to see if things have improved any so far. Cats are magnaflow. They seem ok. Don't think they are melted yet. No smell or anything.