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Simple solution: set the idle a little higher. If I recall, 1200 rpm is the suggested speed, and I set mine a little higher than that - it's idling at 1100 rpm now and giving no grief, but it's been a while since I checked the timing. Use a neon timing light to time each cylinder separately. check the operation of the advance. At idle, the mark should remain steady at the fixed advance marks and the advance should begin at 1800 rpm (if memory serves). If the mark isn't steady or the advance begins earlier, you may have worn parts or weak springs. Since variations in timing affect rpm, they can result in stalling at idle. Watch with the timing light at idle - see if the timing changes when the rpm drops. Air leaks can also give you stalling at idle problems.
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