[TR] distributor advance
ptegler at verizon.net
Mon Mar 2 21:16:23 MST 2020
now THAT makes more sense...perhaps I missed a previous comment
regarding the fact that the spring was not the right (same) physical length.
On 3/2/2020 3:59 PM, Michael Porter wrote:
> On 3/2/2020 1:45 PM, Paul Tegler wrote:
>> Having studied this over and over again, even have gone as far as
>> redesigning the whole timing system (during a F.I and full wasted
>> spark conversion)ï¿½ ... and with simple physics behind me I can
>> comfortably say your empirical data has to be flawed....no nice way
>> to say it.
>> simple physics.... a tighter (stronger) spring will not extend as far
>> as a lighter spring under the same weight applied.
> Wasn't it Randall who said early on that the main spring, though
> stiffer, was loose in its connection, which would account for the
> quick advance off idle?ï¿½ In the case of the advance/idle retard
> mechanisms, the object was to get the engine at idle to burn off
> residual fuel in the exhaust manifold by retarding timing, but there
> was also a need for getting the advance up quickly since that was
> essential for off-idle performance, and slack in the spring mounting
> would accomplish that.ï¿½ Only when that slack was taken up would the
> stiffer spring come into play and slow the rate of advance with rpm.
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