HOME MAGAZINE FORUM RULES SPONSORS CONTACT
     
   
   
 
Go Back   CLASS RACER FORUM > Class Racer Forums > Bracket Racing

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-24-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
6bblflash
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 5
Cool Ignition Retard

Is there anyway,other than a programable ignition box/computer to retard timing in just 1 or 2 cyls.?
6bblflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
Floyd Gomez
Member
 
Floyd Gomez's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 277
Default Re: Ignition Retard

MSD has the selector but you have to move it manually.
Floyd Gomez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 03:00 PM   #3
6bblflash
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 5
Default Re: Ignition Retard

Quote:
Originally Posted by Floyd Gomez View Post
MSD has the selector but you have to move it manually.
I looked all over their stuff, all I can find are ways to change the timing in all cyl.s
I need to change just 1 or 2 cyls. ONLY.

What would be the effect of a LONG lpug wire on the cyl. in question?
Juice takes time to get there,would probably have to be pretty long,4-6 ft.?
6bblflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 09:45 PM   #4
Floyd Gomez
Member
 
Floyd Gomez's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 277
Default Re: Ignition Retard

I dont think you would affect timing enough to notice as spark travels in miliseconds. I know Ishmael performance had an 8 pack coil set up back in the day that you could do what your asking to do. A very easy setup that could be recreated with a bunch of coils. Worked on a points ignition too.
Floyd Gomez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2010, 10:04 PM   #5
sg1586
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 40
Default Re: Ignition Retard

Tell me why you need to retard only a couple of cyd????
sg1586 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 08:07 AM   #6
6bblflash
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 5
Default Re: Ignition Retard

Quote:
Originally Posted by sg1586 View Post
Tell me why you need to retard only a couple of cyd????
Poor flow in #4 runner,causing detonation.
probably just going to change compression in that cyl.,but was looking for alterantive.
6bblflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 05:52 PM   #7
Tony Curcio
Member
 
Tony Curcio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 269
Default Re: Ignition Retard

Before there were programmable boxes, the NASCAR engine builders would bend the tangs on the distributor reluctor for the cylinders they wanted to retard or advance, then check the results by putting a timimg light on each cylinder. I guess it was trial and error until they got the right amount of change.
__________________
Tony Curcio 1860 STK
Tony Curcio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2010, 06:11 PM   #8
astikhossw
Member
 
astikhossw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: moreno valley Ca
Posts: 239
Default Re: Ignition Retard

Why not just put a hotter or colder plug in that cylinder.
astikhossw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 06:19 AM   #9
sg1586
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 40
Default Re: Ignition Retard

Poor flow??? What cyd's and whats the firing order Ford,Chevy??Are you using a carb?? If it's lean in those cyds would more fuel help?? This can be done..
sg1586 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2010, 04:58 PM   #10
6bblflash
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 5
Default Re: Ignition Retard

Quote:
Originally Posted by sg1586 View Post
Poor flow??? What cyd's and whats the firing order Ford,Chevy??Are you using a carb?? If it's lean in those cyds would more fuel help?? This can be done..
440 Mopar,Edelbrock 6bbl intake. Of course Holley 2300 carbs.
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
Only #4 breaks the plug.
6bblflash is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © Class Racer.com. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.Ad Management plugin by RedTyger