That's the purpose of the little timing wheel on the opposite end of the
vac adv. pot. Once installed and set, you use this little wheel to fine tune
OBie - '73 BGT - Daily Driver
Rat -'80 Spitfire - fledgling recently left the nest
Punkin' - '78 Spitfire - in Superb Shape!
Lil' Greenee - '73 RWA Midget - finally home
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From: Max Heim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: MGS Digest <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 1:41 PM
Subject: Re: lucased again.....
Paul Hunt had this to say:
>Not so much Lucassed as Ownered. It's true it is a weak point, but the
>factory instructions say that the clamp-bolt should not be used to set the
>timing and it frequently is. The holes in the clamp-plate for the bolts to
>the block are large enough to give quite a large range of adjustment and it
>is these that should be slackened to fine-tune the timing, not the
Good advice! Now if there were only some way to get a wrench on the block
bolts... I use a tiny ignition wrench less than 3 inches long and I
still can only turn one flat at a time on the front bolt. It is probable
that the extreme tediousness of this procedure leads the less patient to
resort to the clamp bolt instead.
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.