Timing retard - 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
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2005, 09:11 PM
eight90's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mentor,Ohio USA
Age: 66
Posts: 73
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Timing retard

Kind of new at this guys so bare with me. I'm going to lock out my distributor timing, word has it to help the car start easyer you need a timing retard box.I went to the expence of byeing a three step retard box,just in case i deside to run a three step N2O system. Question is, do i have to hook up all the wireing now if all i want is the retard for the initial start up? Thanks in advance.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2005, 11:15 PM
Siggy_Freud's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 29
Posts: 2,371
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Way too littie information. What type of engine? What type of timing retard box? What do the instructions say? I'd call the manufacturer and ask them or at least get a spare set of installation instructions.
__________________
Bringing history and technology together.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-19-2005, 11:39 PM
eight90's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Mentor,Ohio USA
Age: 66
Posts: 73
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
350 CID 500HP Small Block Chevy,,,,,,, MSD 8970 retard box,,,, Instructions don't say one way or the other.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2005, 05:25 PM
1982 SS's Avatar
Flamethrower
 

Last journal entry: More Cooling fan pictures.
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Utah
Age: 26
Posts: 340
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am assuming you meant advance...

Unless this is a purpose built Circle track car, I wouldn't reccommend locking the advance on anything. The advance is there to help with spark control as the engine revs up. If you lock the advance out you will have more initial and less total if you try to drive. I saw a car race at the drag strip with a locked advance. Rattled, sputtered and was lucky it didn't destroy the engine.

Also, as a thought, if a locked out advance worked that easily, everybody would have done it. Although following someone else guarantees you secon place. If you want try it, go for it, but I don't think you wil be happy with the results.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-20-2005, 10:20 PM
Siggy_Freud's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 29
Posts: 2,371
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
You shouldn't have to hook up all the wiring if you just want the first stage retard for startup. It should have a diagram listing what wires need to be activated (via 12v or ground depending on the box) to initiate its cooresponding stage of retard. Just hook up the first stage and tie off the other ends and you should be good to go. You'll want to hook up the trigger wire to a cranking 12v's. Meaning you only want that retard activated when the engine is cranking. Splice off the power feed that feeds the small terminal on the starter solenoid.

I have used Crane's box with its single stage retard for Nitrous. We used a dial located in the car to determine the amount of retard we want.
__________________
Bringing history and technology together.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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
BBC Timing Top Rod Hotrodders' Lounge 4 11-13-2007 10:48 AM
ignition timing bad502 Engine 21 02-20-2006 06:57 PM
Trust the timing light or the timing pointer? lluciano77 Engine 6 03-06-2004 01:35 AM
IGNITION and CAM TIMING sum87mustang Engine 3 07-11-2003 07:52 PM
BBC Timing Top Rod Engine 0 06-09-2002 08:29 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.