My ignition timing is on. Good point about the points, I'll just replace em, and re-set them and see what that does before I take the motor out. As far as valve timing goes, it seems fine by just looking at the rockers, but I haven't taken the timing cover off to check. I ran a remote starter switch (one of those hand - held ones) into the cab, and cranked it while moving all controls, and she's cranking as fast as she can. It just seems slow to me. Maybe my starter's fubar. That's entirely possible.