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posted April 11, 2004 11:57 AM
What would happen if you ran low timing? i had 34 degrees and over heated and someone backed it down to around 20 degress just to get it on the trailer (no timing light tho) . he said i would be able to keep the timign that low and race the motor like that. but i dont remeber why..anyone have oppinions?

[This message has been edited by Rookieracer76 (edited April 11, 2004).]

posted April 11, 2004 01:35 PM
Seems to me that running the timing that low would make you overheat even more. You might want to check other possible causes.

posted April 11, 2004 01:56 PM
a buddy of mine runs his wissota late model at 24 degrees

posted April 11, 2004 02:52 PM
you can run it that low but your not getting all you can get out of your motor with it like that. but if you where at 34 and it overheated i would look elsewhere like jets or cooling system or a vacume leak

posted April 12, 2004 07:53 AM
im going to look into my cooling system. would running the timing that low affect the engine in a bad way? besides not getting all out of the motor? how much of a lose would i see with it that low compared to lets say 34*? thanks for all the help

posted April 12, 2004 03:16 PM
total timing depends on how efficient the heads can't run any more than the engine will tolerate. i've ran as much as 38 degrees on '69 351w heads and as little as 28 degrees on N351 heads...

posted April 12, 2004 06:15 PM
i'll just put it this way my good friends dad has 4 boys all who have raced for a couple year and the timing is how he would restrict the motor started out at 25 then would bump it up more and more as they got to be better drivers

posted April 13, 2004 12:02 PM
i had a over heating problem last year and we tryed every thing new rad new water pump new fan diffrent carb diffrent jets. than we took off the head and presto head gasket we ran 6 weeks trying difrent stuff and 6 lost a mains because of it . it wont hurt to be sure sometimes. it was the 1st time in my dads 25 years in racing he had this probel it was in my car but it can hapen.

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