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J3
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted July 25, 2004 08:20 PM  
What is the most you can set your timing at without causing problems? And why do you recomend setting at that? Thanks for your help.

iowatoolman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted July 26, 2004 08:54 PM  
it depends on fuel, cam timing, compression, just because you run more timing that does not mean that you are making more power you could be making less power.most sbc make the most power between 32 and 36 degrees (total timing)

J3
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted July 26, 2004 08:57 PM  
[QUOTE] most power between 32 and 36 degrees (total timing)

So, how would I tell what I want to set my timing too?

stic8
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted July 27, 2004 05:23 PM  
who bulit your motor? if someone else did ask them they should be able to tell you what they want you to set it at for you to get the most out of the the motor

snowman
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posted July 27, 2004 08:11 PM  
36 for stock type heads, 32 for vortecs........any more or less and you are losing power and/or courting disaster.

Good Luck,
snowman

J3
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted July 27, 2004 08:29 PM  
[QUOTE]Originally posted by stic8:
who bulit your motor? if someone else did ask them they should be able to tell you what they want you to set it at for you to get the most out of the the motor[/QUOTE

I built it. That is why I am asking trying to find some help in the matter. I have run it set anywhere from 30 up to 40. Seems to work better at 40, but am trying to make sure I am not hurting anything running it that high.

J3
Dirt Maniac

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posted July 27, 2004 08:31 PM  
Stock heads, but motor is a 351W, no vortec heads here.


iowatoolman
Dirt Freak

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posted July 27, 2004 09:43 PM  
if you are running racing fuel 40 is ok but check that you are not pinging if so back off 2 degrees

the best way to find out what timing is to run your car on a chassis dyno around here you can get that done for about 100$
this way you can see the changes in torque and hp to find where your motor runs the best
also if you are running 40* check your plugs very often for traces of aluminium (piston burning up) because you can't here the pinging

good luck
run hard or run home

akadirtracer7
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 217
posted July 28, 2004 11:23 AM  
Don't run that much timing in your ford all you need is max of 30* I run a 347 with world heads and I run 26 to 28 if you really are running 40 your lucky you haven't trashed a motor yet

outlawstock17
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Total posts: 1363
posted July 28, 2004 11:44 AM  
you need more timing with stock heads. they're not as efficient as aftermarket heads. 38 is what i ran with '69 windsor castings. 40 is pushing it in a circle track car. i've ran 40 at the drags though....

i read somewhere that the ford world heads should use 32 degrees...

[This message has been edited by outlawstock17 (edited July 28, 2004).]

checkerchaser
Dirt Roller

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posted July 28, 2004 04:00 PM  
my timing light dosent have a wheel..if i want a 35 final..what should i set it at

stockcar5
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posted July 28, 2004 04:41 PM  
i've seen sbc's with dart heads get by with 28 on the dyno and not lose power. you want you run the least amount you can without losing power. our dyno guy runs fords and he has 1 motor that likes 22 degrees best!

luke

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kyuss71
Dirt Roller

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posted July 28, 2004 06:22 PM  
I agree with Stockcar5 get it on a dyno & see what it likes. Guessing could lead you to trouble.

stic8
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted July 28, 2004 06:25 PM  
checker what type of light do you have is it digital or are there marks you could contact the manafucter of the gun for directions

stic8
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted July 28, 2004 06:35 PM  
j3 we run 36 degrees sbc motor iowa is right about pinging move timing a little to try and get the most power out of it compare from race to race

racer17j
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Total posts: 5390
posted July 28, 2004 11:39 PM  
If you know tdc is right on the damper use your degree wheel to check or remark your damper for whatever you what to set your timing at.

J3
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted August 02, 2004 05:38 PM  
Thanks for all the help guys.


    

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