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kbryt

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Re: 1935 Model 8. Is timing 9/16" or 7/16"?
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 03:18:19 PM »
trouble is that advice is now 80+ years old and for entirely different fuels and oil.

If worried, split the difference and go for 1/2" .... 1/16 either way will not wreck your engine, but you will notice sweeter running and easier starting on one.

Which one I'll leave to you. ;)

Another tip I learnt years ago is that every thou difference on the points gap will alter your timing by one degree.

Exstress

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Re: 1935 Model 8. Is timing 9/16" or 7/16"?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2018, 10:24:58 PM »
Thanks Paul.

phutton

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Re: 1935 Model 8. Is timing 9/16" or 7/16"?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2018, 06:29:55 PM »
The 1933 and 1935 and 1936 handbooks all give 9/16" or 43 degrees BTDC.

Exstress

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Re: 1935 Model 8. Is timing 9/16" or 7/16"?
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 09:13:34 PM »
Ok, 7/16" it is then.

Thank you, John

kbryt

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Re: 1935 Model 8. Is timing 9/16" or 7/16"?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 06:04:52 PM »
7/16  will be fine and not break your ankle like 9/16 would.

Most old road going singles will be quite happy at 1/2 or less, on full advance

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1935 Model 8. Is timing 9/16" or 7/16"?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 10:06:48 PM »
Hello,

Just wondered if my timing is correct as 2 reference books are saying 2 different things. 

1935 Model 8. Is timing 9/16" or 7/16" before TDC on full advance setting?


Thank you,  John.