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    Thread: Easier way to set ignition timing?

    1. Member DjBij099's Avatar
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      05-05-2012 12:31 PM #1
      Alright, I've started to play around with the ignition timing a bit, but I'm having trouble getting a basic ignition timing. I'm on CIS-Basic with Schrick 276s and my engine moves a little bit to the point where my eyes can't catch where exactly the pointer is. I've noticed when I hold the engine at a higher rpm, it is much easier to read. To set basic ignition timing, it's at 800-900rpms. I do have a timing light with an advance. Can I open my idle screw to where the engine idles at 2000rpm and adjust the distributor that way and if so, what would timing advance be at for that rpm? My goal is to set it to where if I were to setup basic ignition timing at idle, it be at *10BTDC.

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      05-10-2012 12:47 AM #2
      anyone

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      05-14-2012 12:45 PM #3
      set with vacuum gage.

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