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Dizzy rotation...anti-clockwise to retard??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AussieK5, Sep 8, 2002.

  1. AussieK5

    AussieK5 1/2 ton status

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    I've gotta back off the timing a little and haven't got a timing tab..its anti-clockwise to back it off? right?

    Got to do some towing... its set up a little fine at the moment and will and it will rattle a bit under load. Might add a timing tab when I finish this trip!

    TIA
     
  2. Pure Insanity

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    Counter clockwise will retard timing.

    But wait....Austrailia, down under, maybe its clockwise for you. /forums/images/icons/wink.gif





    Sorry I couldnt resist. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    Counter clockwise on the distributor advances the timing, doesn't it?? It would be clockwise to retard, no???
     
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    counter clockwise will advance the timing and clockwise will retard the timing.
     
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    clockwise advances... clounter-clockwise retards..
    /forums/images/icons/confused.gif i think...
    Oh hell i have to go look to remember..
    I'm going to bed...
     
  6. AussieK5

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    Looks like its a 50/50 vote on which way to go...I might take the cap off crank it, then go from there.
    I'll get back to you! Should done this first hey? /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Turn the dist. vac advance towards the carb too far and itll kick back trying to fire up and ping. Towards the firewall and it wont ping. Just went through this on mine because my timing tab is not accurate.
     
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    The rotor turns clockwise when you look at it from the top. Turning the distributor body clockwise retards the timing, counterclockwise advances.
     

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