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Old 02-08-2005, 01:43 PM
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can someone explain how do u know what degree you are at when manually retarding the distributor. i know when you are pushing it back to the rear is advance and pushing toward the front is retard but how would u know what degree isit on, can u tell with the timming light, i need to retard it to 6 degree or so, but don't know how far i should push it.
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:06 PM
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yes..You use a timing light.
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:13 PM
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lol, ok thnx
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Old 02-08-2005, 02:42 PM
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Old 02-08-2005, 04:53 PM
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Well, you can't do it with just any timing light. Some don't have advance on them. So in order to do it right and know you are retarding it a specific amount you will need a timing light with advance.
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:37 PM
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You pray to the timing gods and hope they like you. Please post more in my forum so I can delate your posts
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:50 PM
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wow learned something that i thought i already knew. so i have my timing set to the center mark (red one), by what the picture showed that means it is at 16 degrees? the map i am running says it was tuned on 12 degrees so do i just move it a little past the top mark?
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Old 02-08-2005, 11:30 PM
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Use a dial-back light, so that at idle the TDC mark is lined up w/ the gun set to the same # that is in the idle portion of your map.

Holy run-on sentence.
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Old 02-09-2005, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by leed
Use a dial-back light, so that at idle the TDC mark is lined up w/ the gun set to the same # that is in the idle portion of your map.

Holy run-on sentence.
i'll see if one of my friends have one of those guns you are talking about.
Hey PM me and let me know when you will be able to come over and tune my car.
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:41 PM
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are you running my y8 maps? How are they working out?
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