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  1. dtm

    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    Man I need a better timing light.
  2. dtm

    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    Came back to this over the weekend with fresh eyes. Son and I practiced adjusting the valves on the spare 2F, then gave it a go on the real one. There were three valves out of spec, but just barely. We reset those, checked, checked and re-checked our work before putting the cover back on...
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    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    Yes, we are doing this as we go too. Advance a bit, idle increases, go adjust the idle/mix on the carb again. I haven't done this for many many years and back then it was a chevy luv so 0 experience with this car - learning as we go along.
  4. dtm

    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    Thanks Skreddy & Green Been. I Checked the distributor this morning and the rotor is pointing in the right direction at TDC. Checked timing with the advance line plugged. With the BB on the needle, it sputters badly when transitioning from idle, and has no power at low RPM. Advanced it to the...
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    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    I am not. I was doing that at first, but I didn't notice any advance at idle - only when revving the engine up - so I stopped. Sounds like that is bad form, I'll go back to plugging it while I'm tinkering today.
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    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    Thanks for this, I think I'd come across it and forgotten about it already! We are learning as we go and taking in a lot of information. We'll check the position this afternoon and go from there.
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    TIming Advance - How much is too much?

    I have a late (December) 1978 FJ40, I've had it since May. PO had desmogged and installed a Weber 38 carb with an electric choke and no cut-off solenoid. It always started and ran reliably - but it also ran rich. The manifold would get extremely hot and there was a smell of gas when it got hot...
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