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ignition timing

PostPost by: triumphelan » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:11 am

I have a S4 with webers .What should I set the ign timing at ? I have seen the setting in the manual but I am using unleaded fuel .I have read the archives so I may set it at manual setting and check for pinling .Any recomendations
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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:09 am

Lead or no lead does not affect the timing. ( - octane figure does though... ) Believe the bible says 12 deg. static for a "Weber SE " .

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:15 am

Try 25 to 27 degrees maximum total advance as a starting point and then play up and down from there. A standard weber twin cam generally does not need more than this and depending on fuel and compression ratio may need a little less.

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PostPost by: ianf » Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:02 pm


I run my sprint on shell optimax (98octane rather than 97 usual "super unleaded"??) plus millers VSP and set the timing at 10-12 btdc and so far no pinking or probs.

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