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Ignition timing
Posted by: corvair guy 101 ()
Date: July 07, 2008 01:59PM

How to set the Ignition timing on a corvair?

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Re: Ignition timing
Posted by: bought1 ()
Date: July 07, 2008 02:29PM

Loosen 9/16 nut beneath dstributor cap...turn the distributor housing CCW to advance, CW to retard. Don't need to move it much to make a big difference. Do it with a timing light. PO on my 64 "did it by ear" until sounded good. Darn thing was set at 28 instead of 14 like the manual calls for! Wonder why it ran hot???


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Re: Ignition timing
Posted by: 6bang ()
Date: July 07, 2008 02:49PM

Make sure vacuum advance is disconnected and plugged.

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Re: Ignition timing
Posted by: ScottS ()
Date: July 07, 2008 03:26PM

idle rpm must be by the book to prevent centrifigal advance from affectng readings

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Re: Ignition timing
Posted by: ubuck ()
Date: July 07, 2008 03:32PM

And remember, every time you adjust the timing, you should check the dwell~

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