How do I set the timing on my 1970 280 SEL? The engine is the M130.98 straight six with the mechanical fuel injection. I am assuming that it is relatively the same as any other car, but I am not sure what to loosen on the distributor, and to what setting I should attain when I get there. My service manual has not arrived yet, so I don't have the settings on hand. If anyone has this information, I would much appreciate it. The shops around here won't touch the car and the timing is the only thing that has to be done. I really am getting anxious to go out for a drive.