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Re: lucased again.....

To: "Max Heim" <>, "MGS Digest" <>
Subject: Re: lucased again.....
From: "wizardz" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 14:10:27 -0500
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 
the timing.

Paul Tegler
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

-----Original Message-----
From: Max Heim <>
To: MGS Digest <>
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.


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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