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Posted: 9/12/2013 11:38:15 AM EDT
on older vehicles with breaker-point ignition systems. I know there is software for use with
OBD systems. Anything similar for older cars? Experimenting with a couple of different
distributors and it would be nice to know what the advance curve is. Thx!!
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:39:55 AM EDT
Use a dial back timing light and you can check it yourself at specific RPM ranges.


Why are you swapping the whole unit instead of changing springs? You do know you can buy a spring kit that does the same thing right?
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:41:17 AM EDT

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What he said.

 
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:42:22 AM EDT
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Why are you swapping the whole unit instead of changing springs? You do know you can buy a spring kit that does the same thing right?
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Using vintage Bosch distributors -- internal parts are difficult to find...
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:46:17 AM EDT
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Use a dial back timing light and you can check it yourself at specific RPM ranges.


Why are you swapping the whole unit instead of changing springs? You do know you can buy a spring kit that does the same thing right?



Using vintage Bosch distributors -- internal parts are difficult to find...


Have they been worked by a dizzy shop? If not these guys are local to me and they do great work if you need a shop.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:52:12 AM EDT
Distributor Machine, although no CPU interface.

The last time I've seen one was in the 90's.


Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:54:32 AM EDT

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Distributor Machine, although no CPU interface.



The last time I've seen one was in the 90's.



http://www.z28camaro.com/img/Dist23.jpg

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You find them at swap meets, from time to time.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:54:34 AM EDT
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The shop I linked to uses them.

Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:55:37 AM EDT
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Yeah, that's what I really need, but don't have a loose $1000-$1500 to thow at one. Was hoping by this day & age that
somebody had a cheaper solution. Like a transducer unit & software to use on a laptop computer...
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 11:58:15 AM EDT
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Yeah, that's what I really need, but don't have a loose $1000-$1500 to thow at one. Was hoping by this day & age that
somebody had a cheaper solution. Like a transducer unit & software to use on a laptop computer...
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Distributor Machine, although no CPU interface.

The last time I've seen one was in the 90's.

http://www.z28camaro.com/img/Dist23.jpg




Yeah, that's what I really need, but don't have a loose $1000-$1500 to thow at one. Was hoping by this day & age that
somebody had a cheaper solution. Like a transducer unit & software to use on a laptop computer...


Contact the company I listed and talk to them. I bet it doesn't cost a whole bunch, what are you working on?
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:03:57 PM EDT
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Contact the company I listed and talk to them. I bet it doesn't cost a whole bunch, what are you working on?
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Distributor Machine, although no CPU interface.

The last time I've seen one was in the 90's.

http://www.z28camaro.com/img/Dist23.jpg




Yeah, that's what I really need, but don't have a loose $1000-$1500 to thow at one. Was hoping by this day & age that
somebody had a cheaper solution. Like a transducer unit & software to use on a laptop computer...


Contact the company I listed and talk to them. I bet it doesn't cost a whole bunch, what are you working on?



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Link Posted: 9/12/2013 12:17:30 PM EDT
You can use a timing tape, a timing light and a hand held tach to do it if you don't want to send the dizzy off to the above shop.
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