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Author Topic:   Welding the distributor
55RR
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posted June 12, 2003 09:16 AM
It means the advance mechanism has been welded solid so there is no advance added to your timing. Your timing remains the same no matter what rpm you are at. If you set it at 36 it stays at 36 from idle to WOT. What you gain is the fact that you have fewer parts flying around inside the dist cap that could possibly fail or stick and cause problems. Downside is it can cause make the engine hard to start especially when it is hot, but there are ways around it.


55RR
Member
posted June 12, 2003 11:04 AM
almost everbody i have talked to in my class (street stock)is running a welded dist. it can make the car hard to start like dirtbuster said but all you do is wire your ignition switch seperate from your starter switch. so when you go to start the car you get the engine turning over first and then hit the ignition switch and that way it shouldnt kick back.


dirtbuster
Member
posted June 12, 2003 11:52 AM
rfb320 hit it right on the head.. just wire your starter so you can get the motor turning then fire it. WE have run it this way in our mod for years and have no problem starting 13:1 motor. It is most noticebale when everything is hot like restarting on the track.
I would defintely reccomend running it welded. Most often even in hobby stocks you operate above the rpm range that the advance works in anyway so for all purposes on the track you are at full advance. So by eliminating the weights and mechanism you dont really change how it runs but it will be a few less things to go wrong.


55RR
Member
posted June 12, 2003 01:00 PM
I put a little more than a spot weld on mine just to be on the safe side. and yes that was with a wire welder.


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