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Old 01-23-2008, 09:56 PM   #1
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Default How To Set Ignition Timing?

Well recently I upgraded the carb on my 2v cleveland to a 670 street avenger and a performer intake and im having problems with the car backfiring through the exhaust and carb sometimes when its cold, I looked into the carbs manual and looked into the trouble shooting and they all said that a cause could be the ignition timing, I asked a few people and they all told me I need to change the timing to deal with the bigger carb.

Theres one problem though, I don't know how to [sm=smiley23.gif].

Could I do this myself? If not how much do they charge to tune the timing?
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:57 PM   #2
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If the timing needs reset and you do not have a timing light you can do it by loosening the Dizzy hold down bolt,start the motor and then turn the Dizzy a little bit at a time very slowly until it sounds real good go a little past that point until it starts to sound just a little rough and then turn it back until it sounds real good again and tighten it back down in that spot.That should get it pretty close!Hope this helps you and I hope I explained it right.Good luck!!PS Turn the dizzy holding the side of it not the wires!!

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Old 01-23-2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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I am too lazy to type it all out tonight,,,, so here is a link,,,

All you should need is a timing light and some chalk!

Don't let the long process intimidate you, it is really an easy process, and a process that is good to know when working with any car more than 10 or 15 years old.

http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us...rInfoPages.htm
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:05 PM   #4
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i asked this before, but your explanation seems easier. however what is a dizzy?

also if i did have a timeing light. then how do i do it?
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:20 PM   #5
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The Distributor!
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:01 AM   #6
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Time to take it to firestone and let them do it.
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:03 AM   #7
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DJ, where do you live. One of us may be able to help you out too
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:09 AM   #8
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aw, hes gotta learn SOMTIME!...
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:05 PM   #9
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You guys are awesome, thanks alot!
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:40 PM   #10
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there is alot of things i know how to do, and some i dont know. but im a fast learner and want to do everything on this car myself. or with the help of a friend. i hate taking the car to a repair shop. the only thing i did was take it to and transmission shop, bc i didnt want to mess with the tranny. and i want to kick myself for not trying it myself.
if i can figure out electrical wiring and work on todays brand new cars, then i should be able to pick this classic car up easily.

anyway i would love any help or advise. im in staten island.

also i believe you should learn, read and ask as many questions before you try something new. knowledge is power. it cant hurt
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