Thread: Timing Problem
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:52 PM   #15
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Default Re: Timing Problem

Originally Posted by 40 Deluxe View Post
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 that is not what determines the timing. Timing is determined by the opening of the points. The rotor just delivers the spark, it does not time it.
Actually , where the rotor tip points DOES control the timing . You can set the points anywhere you want but if the rotor tip doesn't point at the number one contact pin in the distributor cap body It simply won't run . The spark will occur but if the spark isn't sent to the correct place , it might pop or backfire but it sure as hell won't run . Ignition timing is all about where the spark is sent and when !!!!!!!
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