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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 02:15 PM
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Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timing Problem

Quote: "Ignition timing is all about where the spark is sent and when!!" True. But remember, where the spark is sent is done by the rotor, but WHEN the spark is formed is controlled by the points,...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timing Problem

Well, obviously if you set the points cam so the rotor tip points to number 2, 3, or 4 terminals in the cap, the engine won't run, so we set the cam so the rotor tip is pointing at #1 terminal. But...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timing Problem

But moving the rotor has no effect on timing. When you loosen the screw and move the cam you are changing the timing of the points opening. It is when the points open that the spark occurs, not...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-08-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 915
Posted By 40 Deluxe
Re: Timing Problem

I'd like to mention that changing the rotor has absolutely no effect on the timing! The rotor is "keyed" to the points cam lobe (it can only go on one way). "Timing" is the term used to describe...
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