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MDF99
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posted 02-27-2002 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99        Reply w/Quote
I'm trying to figure what's going on with the various springs and weights that came with my MSD billet distributor. Do I want a slow or fast rate of centrifugal advance? Instuctions say it comes set up slow, i.e., 2 heavy silver springs. I'd like to hear everyones thoughts on this stuff. The extent of my timing knowledge is hooking up a timing light and twisting the distributor while watching the timing pointer above the balancer. What's going on here, do I need to change out these springs or the advance stop bushing? This is a new unfired motor.

THANKS MUCH!!

Matt

Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2002 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Depends on the trans and or converter. Light for automatics (quick curve) and heavy for sticks (later curves).I prefer to lock the timing in at the full advance myself, but you may have a hard time starting it that way unless you install a separate "fire" switch.

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kid vishus
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posted 02-27-2002 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus        Reply w/Quote
I run one heavy silver spring and one light silver spring in mine. I also us ethe 21* bushing. I am not real concerned on my racecar about the curve so long as it is all in by 4000 (the lowest rpm I launch at).

Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2002 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
It will idle better with the advance locked n at full.

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GTS Racing
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posted 02-27-2002 07:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTS Racing        Reply w/Quote
Hey Alex, Would we benifit from locking the timing in on the new dist. we just got from yous guys? If so, how would we perform this task? Gracias, Steve-O.

MDF99
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posted 02-27-2002 07:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MDF99        Reply w/Quote
I'll be running a T-5 behind this motor. So, since I'm running a manual trans. it should be OK where it's at for now, with the heavy springs and slow curve? This is going to be a hot street car mainly. Thanks alot fellas.

Moneymaker
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posted 02-27-2002 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Absolutly Steve. Read the instructions in the distributor. It's easy.

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GTS Racing
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posted 02-28-2002 06:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTS Racing        Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Alex! What in the world would we do without the Chicagoland Mafia ?!!!!

Moneymaker
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posted 02-28-2002 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Aye....YO...fogetaboutit!

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steve'66
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posted 02-28-2002 08:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MDF99:
I'll be running a T-5 behind this motor. So, since I'm running a manual trans. it should be OK where it's at for now, with the heavy springs and slow curve? This is going to be a hot street car mainly. Thanks alot fellas.


Matt,

You'll be running my ex t-5 behind it. Just make sure the total timing is in by 3500 rpm and don't lock it out for street cruising. If it pings at low rpms, run the stiffer springs. I'd try it the way it came first and use your timing light to see when total advance is in. Good luck,

SteveW

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