[TR] distributor advance

DAVID MASSEY dave1massey at cs.com
Mon Mar 2 05:19:00 MST 2020

 I may be wrong here but I thought the springs resisted the pull from the weights and stiffer springs would make the advance come on more slowly.

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From: Peter Arakelian <PeterAra at msn.com>
To: triumphs at autox.team.net <triumphs at autox.team.net>
Sent: Sun, Mar 1, 2020 1:39 pm
Subject: [TR] distributor advance

 <!-- #yiv3074945309 _filtered {} _filtered {} #yiv3074945309 #yiv3074945309 p.yiv3074945309MsoNormal, #yiv3074945309 li.yiv3074945309MsoNormal, #yiv3074945309 div.yiv3074945309MsoNormal {margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri", sans-serif;} #yiv3074945309 a:link, #yiv3074945309 span.yiv3074945309MsoHyperlink {color:blue;text-decoration:underline;} #yiv3074945309 .yiv3074945309MsoChpDefault {} _filtered {} #yiv3074945309 div.yiv3074945309WordSection1 {} -->> Wouldn't stiffer springs give you less advance at idle and, hence, more advance at speed?<    That was my initial thought, too.  However, the way the system appears to work is that the weights pull out no matter which spring is used.  The springs determine how much of that pull is transferred to the distributor’s advance.   A stiffer spring will follow the pull of the weight more closely giving you advance sooner.  This was also borne out by what actually occurred. When I put the stiffer springs in the idle timing advanced by 10-15 degrees.

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