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Post  gmsmkr on March 19th 2015, 8:41 pm

Would you guys run the timing locked out on a street/strip car?

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Post  butterbean on March 19th 2015, 8:49 pm

if you are talking street cars like ours yes, mine is and my past "street" cars were too!!!!!!!
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Post  gmsmkr on March 19th 2015, 9:29 pm

Cars like ours.....Dat be what I'm talkn bout jocolor
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Post  gas6999 on March 20th 2015, 7:12 am

you can run a timing locked but you will need to have a timing retard for starting, I know a lot of guys that do but you will notice it on the bottom end,.

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Post  DanH on March 20th 2015, 7:55 am

gmsmkr wrote:Would you guys run the timing locked out on a street/strip car?

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street car. I wouldn't. only case that should be done imo. is when the RPM id Always above 3K in traffic in low gear ang low mph.

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Post  BigBlockRanger on March 20th 2015, 10:28 am

Mine is. Spin motor over, flip switch, fires right up.
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Post  Curt on March 20th 2015, 11:03 am

gas6999 wrote:you can run a timing locked but you will need to have a timing retard for starting, I know a lot of guys that do but you will notice it on the bottom end,.

We don't run a lot of timing on BBFs. I wouldn't run a start retard.
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Post  butterbean on March 20th 2015, 11:55 am

same as mine spin it over then flip the switch no problem and its only at 32* total
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Post  the Coug on March 20th 2015, 1:14 pm

I have always locked the timing out on all my race and street cars, just let it roll before hitting the ignition to start you will be fine...
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Post  the Coug on March 20th 2015, 1:16 pm

Curt wrote:
gas6999 wrote:you can run a timing locked but you will need to have a timing retard for starting, I know a lot of guys that do but you will notice it on the bottom end,.

We don't run a lot of timing on BBFs. I wouldn't run a start retard.


mine wanted 36* and my ole cars wanted 38*  it all depends what your car wants, all this 30 or less is not always right, every engine wants what it wants. Not everyone lives at 1000 feet or less sometimes when I race and the corrected elevation is 5000 to 9000 feet
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Post  Curt on March 21st 2015, 8:02 pm

the Coug wrote:
Curt wrote:
gas6999 wrote:you can run a timing locked but you will need to have a timing retard for starting, I know a lot of guys that do but you will notice it on the bottom end,.

We don't run a lot of timing on BBFs. I wouldn't run a start retard.


mine wanted 36* and my ole cars wanted 38*  it all depends what your car wants, all this 30 or less is not always right, every engine wants what it wants. Not everyone lives at 1000 feet or less sometimes when I race and the corrected elevation is 5000 to 9000 feet

He lives in Alabama. He wont see much altitude.
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