I don't know if this is the thread you recall or not, but there are several
places in the TR2/3 factory literature where it mentions setting the timing
so that pinking is just barely audible when accelerating in high gear, with
heavy throttle, from a low speed. My experience is that this method works
fairly well on any engine, with the caveats that I like to retard just
slightly from that position, so that the pinking is not audible at all; and
you may need to adjust again in warmer weather.
I honestly feel that this method is _more_ accurate (in terms of what the
engine actually needs given it's current condition, available fuel, etc.)
than just blindly setting the timing to a factory published number. To do
better will require actually measuring engine performance, with timed
acceleration runs or a rolling road (dynamometer), etc.
> Probably more than a year ago, there were a number of posts about
> novel ways of setting timing without using a strobe or other similar
> bits of kit. ISTR pinking entered the equation - but I don't recall
> the original thread or the techniques different people had used with
> success. Not knowing where to look and now needing to deal with this
> particular iisue, can anyone enlighten?
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