331 stroker with 281 hyd roller cam. when engine was on dyno they set the timing at 18 initial and the total was 32. The engine starts ok but not great and runs good, But it seems like I cant hear the cam as well as some of the other engines I have had in the past with smaller cams. Someone told me that its because theres to much initial timing and that if it was backed off the engine would sound more lumpy so to speak. So the question is is 18 initial to much especially if you are running 32 total degrees? Thanks for any info.