timing chain setting for towing 1995 7.4L chevy - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum

Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
lost password?   |   register now

LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2012, 10:17 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
timing chain setting for towing 1995 7.4L chevy

hi hate to say it but im sort of lost at this iv only done 1-2 timing chains ever. iv done hundreds of belts, but not many chains. any way my tow suburban lost power on the trip home last week, so i riped the chane out as it had about 8-12 deg. of slop. i put in a summit dubble roler with 9 positions on the crank sprocket, i set it at 4deg. advanced. and well its a total pig. am i going the wrong way or what? the paper work that comes with it says that the marks are to adjust the cam timing,but im not sure thats what it realy meens if any one knows what im talking about can you help me thank you

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-01-2012, 11:59 PM
DoubleVision's Avatar
Not Considered a Senior Member
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Heart Of Dixie
Age: 43
Posts: 10,733
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 19
Thanked 77 Times in 71 Posts
To advance the cam timing aides low end torque at the expense of top end power. Some timing chains offer 4 and 8 degrees advanced.
To retard the cam timing aides high RPM performance at the expense of low end torque. Some chain sets have 4 and 8 degrees retard.
You say it's a pig then I'm guessing you mean it doesn't have much power and drinks gas. There could be many other reasons for that.
Tell us what your combo is, and what is the spark timing set at.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2012, 06:14 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

what i need to know is. do the adjustments on the crank geer change the cam timing or the crank timing. i set the geer at 4 deg advanced. if it changes the cam timing than im lost because it should have low end, and dosent. but if it changes crank timing than 4 deg + is the wrong way and thats my problem. distributer is in the same position for the last 276,000 miles
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-02-2012, 01:23 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Mo
Posts: 152
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
It changes the cam timing relative to crankshaft rotation. It really sounds like the timing set wasn't the problem in the first place, but with that many miles it was a good idea to change it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help Setting Initial Timing on Chevy V8 leejoy Engine 14 07-11-2013 12:59 PM
Help setting initial timing Chevy 350 twistmas Engine 0 03-17-2010 11:17 AM
trying to setting the timing on the timing chain and gears on a 74 ply with a 318 ReggieN Engine 1 10-05-2004 07:54 AM
setting timing on sb chevy frackster66 Electrical 7 12-06-2003 05:44 PM
Timing gears vs double roller chain timing chain Jag Daddy Engine 12 05-24-2003 10:22 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:37 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.