"Jack R. Clark" wrote:
> The retard is simply
> a smog control measure, which limits optimal performance.
Simply not true.
The retard operates on manifold vacuum. When you floor
it, manifold vacuum is zero, retard does nothing.
Sorry, but it's a pet peeve when people remove smog
equipment that they don't understand.
Related, it also bothers me that people will spend
weeks rebuilding an engine or days rebuilding a
distributor, but if a smog bit fails and needs 10 minutes
work to fix, it is removed instead.
Trevor Boicey, P. Eng.
Ottawa, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org
ICQ #17432933 http://www.brit.ca/~tboicey/