[T3] Huston, we have ignition! (was RE: Some Spark but no Fire (was RE: Update with a Bowl Full of Rust Flakes))

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Wed Jul 27 04:47:56 PDT 2011

On 27 Jul 2011 at 11:38, Dave Hall wrote:

> If you time it statically - without a light - the first mark to the right of
> TDC should be close.  That's 7.5 deg BTDC.  As you have a light, why not
> time it correctly, as the factory recommends?  That's what most of us  do,
> and no-one's had a problem following the factory instruction.

He's got a US FI '71, which has no vac retard, so statically or 
dynamically, it should be set to TDC. Dynamically just tends to be 
slightly more accurate.

(I'm afraid the 7.5 reference is just going to be confusing.)

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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