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Re: I Don't Trust Static Timing Anymore

To: Rick Morrison <>
Subject: Re: I Don't Trust Static Timing Anymore
From: Trevor Boicey <>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 22:14:50 -0400
Rick Morrison wrote:
> Static timing is not some magic number that is "correct" for the B.  As
> Bob correctly surmised, static timing is a starting point. nothing more.

  That's a pretty strong overgeneralization.

  Many cars ONLY give timing data for static. If you car is working
and original, setting the static timing where the manufacturer says
will put timing at all RPMs where the manufacturer suggests.

  Note that where the manufacturer suggests might not be the
most optimal for your situation, but that is true for both static
and dynamic timing.

  If you set your static timing to what the manufacturer suggests,
and the dynamic timing is way off, something is "different". Different
does not mean wrong, you may be better off this way, but something
is not the way the car was when it left the factory.

Trevor Boicey, Ottawa, Canada.,
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