Chances are you need to change the rear gear, as I don't think there is much
more you can do. BUT, if you go to an earlier 4.22, you will lose your gas
IF you wanna do that swap, let me know, I have a diff I'll trade ya!!
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Adrian Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hi Folks,
> Just yesterday I passed a lady cradling her infant in her arms. Nothing
> wrong with that but she was driving a big SUV at the time. Which got me
> thinking that I need to tune up this MG in case I need to get out of her way
> in a hurry one day. This MG has got zero acceleration. Sure, you can get
> up to 70 mph no problem, but it takes a while.
> I have got the ZS set up nicely, I believe. The spark plugs are a clean,
> very light chocolate brown. The dashpot oil is always up to the mark.
> Usually get about 23 mpg. So I think I will take a look at the ignition
> side of things. I've got the Pertronix with the Lucas Sports coil, so I
> think I'll experiment with the spark plug gap (upping it from 25 to 35 thou)
> but I have a feeling that is a waste of time.
> Meanwhile, has anybody got any thoughts on the ignition timing - I've set
> it to the book with a timing light but I'm thinking it may need fine tuning.
> Is it just a matter of experimenting or is there a better way. For
> instance, let me quote from the Moss Motors TR3 catalog:
> "Setting the ignition timing after a tune-up is simply done by adjusting
> the distributor for maximum R.P.M. and then retarding the timing to give a
> drop of 100 R.P.M in engine speed."
> Great, eh!
> Anyways, my MG runs great. starts first time, etc, but when you put the
> hoof down, nothing happens except a leisurely increase in speed. I mean, at
> least my Toyota makes a big screaming noise when I do that.
> Cheers, Adrian
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