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how far should I advance my timing?
Posted 01 September 2003 - 11:04 AM
how far should it advanced? thanks.
Posted 01 September 2003 - 02:47 PM
I would keep the disty adjustable, and bump it up a bit gradually (every time you fill up), paying attention to drivability and performance. Back off as soon as you start getting adverse symptoms. Eventually, you'll find a "sweet spot" where the car is running at maximun potential. That's when you lock it down, and record the timing.
Don't screw around with other brands of gas, or additives when you get it running just right. High performance ignition upgrades aren't a bad idea either if you want to go the timing advance route.
The downside is that fuel economy will drop noticebly. Don't be surprised if it drops to 20 or less.
good luck, John
Posted 01 September 2003 - 10:50 PM
So far now:
coil, plugs, wires, rotor, cap, 2" ID Turbo Muffler, 9" chrome air filter assembly, Valve cover breather mods, PCV valve change, O2 Sensor change, timing at ~12.
I now need to get a new clutch (but not as bad as Andrew's sold XT!) and find out if my passenger side exhaust flange is warped or not. So that's the plans for the future (beyond new axles, and buying Caboobaroo's calmaster wheels of course)
Posted 02 September 2003 - 03:14 AM
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