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Old 05-11-2017, 12:34 AM   #1
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Slant six ignition timing

Hi there,

I have a question about setting the ignition timing on a slant six: Whenever i hook up a timing light and check out the indicator on the flywheel, the engine will only run nicely when the mark on the flywheel is way below the indicating thing. If i set the ignition exactly on the indication, the engine dies immediately. Does anyone know what's going on?

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Old 05-11-2017, 08:29 AM   #2
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Do you have the vacuum discounted from the distributer?

It should be.
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Well, my distributor doesnt have a vacuum advance.
Would that be the cause?
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Old 05-13-2017, 09:20 AM   #4
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In this case.... Try setting it with a vacuum gauge and see if that works better.
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Because something is off , distributer or the damper.
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Correct Bob?
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I just love the slant 6, anyway I would check the timing chain. Turn the crankshaft back and forth while watching the rotor in the dizzy to check for too much play. This is common on the 6 with the plastic teeth on the cam.

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