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craigber
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posted 09-29-2000 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for craigber   Click Here to Email craigber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi again, quick question (yeah right!!)
I am going to install a petronix ignition (again) to hopefully cure my timing problems (vacuum advance is woefully screwed up)...my question is this: can I set my static timing to whatever I want (eg 10-14 degrees) or is it irrelevant because the electronic ignition will do everything for me...I am assuming (hopefully correct) that the electronic ignition module will take care of all advance that the old mechanical and vacuum adance does without the electronic ignition...am I in the ballpark or did I miss the bus to the game??? thanx

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-29-2000 11:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Craig, you can set the initial timing anywhere that you want it. The Pertronix will not effect the timing once it is installed as it maintains a constant dwell. Alex

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craigber
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posted 09-29-2000 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for craigber   Click Here to Email craigber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks Alex,

does this mean I should time it the old fashioned way...1/2 inch wrench and my right foot???

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posted 09-29-2000 12:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Basically yes Craig. You can advance it until it begins to ping, then back it off a touch. We call that "power timing" down here in the lower 48 ! Alex

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