HS 40 timing set point

After a quick google I see .35 before TDC and .65 before TDC this is from a 1972 Rupp HS 40. both numbers are posted on this site in one place or another. thanks for the help
funny thing is...the marks left by the bolts that hold the timing plate...puts the timing at .060.....not even close to what the book says....also the condenser is 2/3 rds bigger than the replacement one. Hmmm
The earlier the timing, the more "power", but will be harder to start, may kick, and will serve more engine wear.

I go by my book which says .030" - .040" for the HS40. Tecumseh factory manual dated 10/1973.

If your engine is newer, your numbers may vary.