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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-02-2002 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, I know better than to make more than one change at a time while tuning

After resolving my fuel problem, I'd put a lighter spring in my dist, and opened up my plug gap from .045 to .050. Yes, the advance comes in a bit sooner, but it's running & starting far more crisp than it had been before. MSD recommends .050-.060 plug gap for motors w/ 10:1 c/r, I'll try .055 next. Any feedback or suggestions?

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steve'66
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posted 09-02-2002 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
.035 - .040 regardless!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-02-2002 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No kidding? Not to question you Steve, don't get me wrong, but why is that?

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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-02-2002 09:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Another bit, doing initial plug reads, looks like I may be one step hot on the heat range FYI

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BarrysGrrl
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posted 09-02-2002 09:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
.035 to .040 MAX! Any more and you will jump spark to the cylinder heads and simply over heat the plugs.
I run .032 in MM and Tony's Capri.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-02-2002 09:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Zoiks

Thanks, I'll back them off

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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-02-2002 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks... Beth?

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-02-2002 09:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OOPS! That was me Todd.

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posted 09-02-2002 09:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Alex Denysenko
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V8 Thumper
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posted 09-02-2002 09:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LOL! That's what I figured, unless your girl is doing your motor tuning these days

Ok, so she's talanted

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posted 09-02-2002 09:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes she is!!!!!!!!!!

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