The Ford Barn

The Ford Barn (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/index.php)
-   Model A (1928-31) (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3)
-   -   When Timing Dist. which direction advances the timing (https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90754)

Keith 12-03-2012 04:29 PM

When Timing Dist. which direction advances the timing
 

I am having a brain fart this afternoon. When timing a Model A which direction do you move the rotor to advance the timing?

The rotor turns counter clockwise when the engining is running so the question is when loosening the cam screw which direction do you turn the rotor to advance the timing.?

Gord. B by the bay 12-03-2012 04:33 PM

Re: When Timing Dist. which direction advances the timing
 

Counter Clockwise Gord. B

ctlikon0712 12-04-2012 12:42 AM

Re: When Timing Dist. which direction advances the timing
 

Is this a stock distributor that is pined in place by the head, or an aftermarket one that you turn and clamp down? The reason I ask is that you advance and retard the distributor cam to change the timing not the rotor in a original dissy.

Keith 12-04-2012 08:04 AM

Re: When Timing Dist. which direction advances the timing
 

This is set up as a standard factory dist.
So to confirm, Counter Clockwise to advance
Clockwise to retard.

Thanks,

Tom Wesenberg 12-04-2012 09:14 AM

Re: When Timing Dist. which direction advances the timing
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keith (Post 546158)
This is set up as a standard factory dist.
So to confirm, Counter Clockwise to advance
Clockwise to retard.

Thanks,

Correct, and after setting the timing and tightening the cam screw be sure to apply pressure in the clockwise position to take up the freeplay to make the most accurate final adjustment. Since the advance lever allows 40* advance, which is more than the Model A needs, I don't think being off a couple degrees on initial timing is a big , but I still try to be accurate.

Marco Tahtaras 12-04-2012 10:18 AM

Re: When Timing Dist. which direction advances the timing
 

http://abarnyard.com/workshop/images/distrib-2.jpg

Check out this link:

Model 'A' Ignition Timing


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.