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Re: 8n timing question
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It don't it just makes you look smarter (book smart) to advertise it... Working around the book is something you learn its not in a book... I don't condemn the book are the preachers that preach it you gotta start somewhere... Base timing is just a starting point from there it means nuttin...
To me its just like setting points they are only in spec one time the time you install a fresh set... I set points a tho are so on the high side and the timing the same way I wont it to come to me and not run from me... I have watched guys fudge with points to get them dead nutz with a feeler gauge if you do get them dead nutz you are lucky... You will come closer stepping up one tho on the feeler and shooting for slite to no drag... The only dead nutz way I know to to set them is with a dwell meter... If you could see dwell on a scope for every cylinder normally you will see one dead nutz a couple under and one a little over (just a example).. I would bring the 2 under up to dead nuts plus 1 and not worry about the others they will come to me in time... You could average the timing by reading #1 and # 3 if its a issue with ya... Lets say #1 is 2 deg and #3 is 6 deg.... 2+6 = 8... 8 divided by 2 = 4 deg... You have a average of 4 deg. leaving #1 at 2 deg would be OK in my book...
I just beat the drum on points WHY the point gap affects timing... issues that affect it have been covered...
Setting the timing has been discussed its in the book... I don't have to idle the engine down to a low point to adjust the base its not a issue to me. A few things it does prove, if you can idle it down that far your probably have a engine that's sealed well and a carb that's in good condition and adjustable..
The last thing you do while performing a tune up is adjust the carb... The reason being all adjustments affect the carb but the carb adjustment dose not affect the other adjustments...
If at times you need to tweak yer carb that should light a bulb off in yer head to check other adjustments are sealing issues...
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