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Re: email sent to Bob Shaw

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Subject: Re: email sent to Bob Shaw
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 15:40:23 -0700

[FYI: your system clock seems to be a year out of date, which puts your
message at the bottom of the list, where it might not be seen and responded

As for your question, I don't even know how an adjustable timing light is
supposed to work. A normal timing light flashes when the #1 plug fires; this
flash "freezes" the timing mark on the pulley so you can compare it to the
fixed scale and determine the advance (or lack of same). What the heck would
you adjust in this system?

on 10/12/01 2:50 PM, Mike Lewellen at wrote:

> Bob,
> I saw your post on the MG list.  You recommended a pertronix electronic
> ignition.  I have a 76 B with a Weber downdraft and a pertronix electronic
> ignition. I am having a problem with power.  I think it is timing related. I
> have static timed this car but I can not see the timing marks when I try to
> time it with a timinig light. My light has an adjustment so you can set the
> advance to as much as 60 degrees but I still don't see the timing marks. THe
> car seems to run good but no power.  It has a lucas 25D distributor and the
> vacuum advance is not working.  No vacuum from the weber anyway.
> I know with electronic ignition they say your timing worries are gone but does
> that mean I can't adjust it?
> What do you think?
> Mike Lewellen


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
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