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steve'66
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posted 05-11-2003 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm running a locked out MSD distributor, and a Crane HI-6 box. Why does the timing retard 4*s at higher rpms? Higher is like 3000 rpm... Timing chain too loose?

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Moneymaker
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posted 05-11-2003 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yup.
Set the timing at 5k or more Steve.

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steve'66
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posted 05-11-2003 06:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex,

The first two runs last week were at 28* timing. I thought I had it backed off to 32, but not with the extra retard.

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Tea'sGrabber
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posted 05-13-2003 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tea'sGrabber   Click Here to Email Tea'sGrabber     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine did the same thing 2 years ago..... Chased it for months. It was the timing chain also!!!! Put a new one on and the problem went away..... I talked with MSD about setting timing with the distributor locked-out and got 15 different answers?? I set mine @ 5500 so I'm way past the overlap of the camshaft.. my .02!

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posted 05-13-2003 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All I have to say on the subject is that with a chain, if you run the engine at 3k RPM then set the timing at 3k.
Before I went to a belt drive I used to set my timing at 7k RPM.

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steve'66
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posted 05-13-2003 03:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys,

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posted 05-13-2003 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Before I went to a belt drive I used to set my timing at 7k RPM.

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[email protected] I see you've talked to him on the phone too.

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