What should my timing be set at?
To really make a trick street set-up you should only have about 10 degrees or so of mechanical advance in the distributor and about 24 – 26 degrees of initial timing on the crank to obtain your total of 34 – 36 degrees of total timing.
Can you set timing without a timing light?
to set your base timing without a light, you just turn the motor over in it’s normal direction of rotation until the mark lines up with where you want it.. loosen up the distributor and hook up a spare spark plug to the #1 plug wire..
What happens if your car’s timing is off?
If the timing is off, damage can occur. In some engines, called “interference engines,” the consequences can be especially bad. You could end up having to have your engine rebuilt, or even replaced. If your cam timing is off, chances are you’ll know because your car will not be running well, if it’s running at all.
What is the ignition timing at idle for a 383 SBC?
Set the timing @ 36* BTDC at 3,000 RPM (or the point at which it no longer advances). This is your “total timing” Let the engine come back down to idle, and note where the timing is at idle.
What’s the best timing for a small block Chevy?
Small block Chevys (and most other GM performance V8 engines) perform best when the total timing (full centrifugal advance plus the initial timing setting with vacuum advance disconnected) is all in by 2,500 Œ 2,800 rpm and is set to 36 Œ 38 degrees. If you have an adjustable timing light, this is very easy to check.
When to change timing belt on Honda B16A?
Camshafts were rotated by the timing belt to be replaced after every 60,000 miles (100,000 km) of travel. If the timing belt breaks, the engine will bend valves, however, this may not happen at low RPM. Valve clearances should be checked after every 24,000 miles of mileage, and adjusted, if necessary.
How often does a Honda B16A engine need to be replaced?
The engine block is covered with the DOHC VTEC head. This was the first Honda engine with a VTEC system. Camshafts were rotated by the timing belt to be replaced after every 60,000 miles (100,000 km) of travel. If the timing belt breaks, the engine will bend valves, however, this may not happen at low RPM.
How many degrees of timing does a blown alcohol engine need?
With a very powerful 44 primary ampere magneto, only 22 degrees of timing is common. Nitro fuels run a lot more fuel volume and, as a result, need more timing. Example: For a blown alcohol engine on low percentages of nitro at a low level of enrichment, 40 degrees of timing was typical.