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D-50
mopar


Reged: Oct 04 2009
Loc: North, Alabama
Locking out the advance ?
      #7082270 - Mon Feb 20 2012 07:32 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

How many members on here are locking out the advance in there MSD distributors? I have been thinking that it would help my small block idle better with the timing higher at idle but the total timing would be the same. It idles alot better when I turn the timing up but then it is too high when it advances. It will see very little street miles.

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1.33 60 ft,6.29 at 109, pump gas small block,2950lbs,drag radials,mufflers and driven to track ...


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Just-a-dart
mopar


Reged: Feb 20 2011
Loc: Glendora Ca.
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7082292 - Mon Feb 20 2012 07:46 PM

locked out and start retard, works for me

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Small block street/strip car, tail pipes required to hear the radio!


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MR_P_BODY
Master


Reged: Jun 13 2003
Loc: Romeo MI
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7082302 - Mon Feb 20 2012 07:50 PM

On one of my engines I have it locked but on the other
2 it has advance.... for yours you can put in a smaller
advance button and advance the base more to give you
the same total.... Myself I like the advance as long
as it works well (not sticking and retards)


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W-9 9.08 @ 149.6 NOW ON E-85
Mike "Raff"...(180)Watching over us
CAR IS FOR SALE


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CHAPPER
Swollen Rusty Nuts


Reged: Nov 05 2009
Loc: Belpre,Ohio
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7082310 - Mon Feb 20 2012 07:53 PM

Go for it. It will make everything better,,idle, throttle response, no timing lag/fluctuation. Make sure your battery is fully charged and your starter is in good shape and you will be good to go.Some have complained about kick back while starting. I have found that the battery or starter are usually causing those type problems. You can also wire the ignition to be turned on while spinning the motor if you want to run timing on the higher numbers.. Try it,,if you don't like it, you can always put it back the way it was..

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rickraw
pro stock


Reged: Oct 29 2010
Loc: Ambridge, Pa.
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7082396 - Mon Feb 20 2012 08:23 PM

mines locked. 440sb. 34 total. starts easily, idles great & no detonation.

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MagnumExpress
member


Reged: Oct 03 2003
Loc: Wisconsin
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7082492 - Mon Feb 20 2012 08:56 PM

Lock it!!. You will like the results.

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Dealer for Dragon Race Fuels
#9 in the world. 2006 IHRA Super Rod
2010 IHRA Div.5 Hot Rod Champion


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Stroker Scamp
master


Reged: Nov 03 2004
Loc: pacific northwest
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: MagnumExpress]
      #7082781 - Mon Feb 20 2012 10:57 PM Attachment (42 downloads)

mine locked out, one less thing to worry bout, no problems starting 32* 408 SB

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footbrake N/A SB 408 Scamp 10.10 @ 132 street/strip


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D-50
mopar


Reged: Oct 04 2009
Loc: North, Alabama
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: Stroker Scamp]
      #7083804 - Tue Feb 21 2012 06:06 PM Attachment (25 downloads)

Thanks for the reply's guys looks like I will be locking it out.Can not wait to try my new motor out. Test and Tune is March 17 ,maybe it will make it down the track. Thanks ...........

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1.33 60 ft,6.29 at 109, pump gas small block,2950lbs,drag radials,mufflers and driven to track ...


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polyspheric
pro stock


Reged: Oct 10 2007
Loc: New York
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7084307 - Tue Feb 21 2012 10:33 PM

When is locked better?
When the previous setting was wrong.


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D-50
mopar


Reged: Oct 04 2009
Loc: North, Alabama
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: polyspheric]
      #7100322 - Fri Mar 02 2012 05:03 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

Thank you guys for the advice! I locked out the advance on my MSD distributor and it fires up instantly and idles great now. I even had to turn my idle screw down about 3/4 turn. It seems to have alot better throttle response. THANKS...Glenn

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1.33 60 ft,6.29 at 109, pump gas small block,2950lbs,drag radials,mufflers and driven to track ...


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Dodgem
master


Reged: Mar 21 2008
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7100529 - Fri Mar 02 2012 07:02 PM

I did it did not like it so I run the mopar or mister gasket light mopar springs in it for more idle advance than the lightest MSD springs give.


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chris3
mopar


Reged: Dec 11 2007
Loc: NC
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7102836 - Sun Mar 04 2012 09:25 AM

How do you lock it out? We have an MSD 8534 distibutor.

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rickraw
pro stock


Reged: Oct 29 2010
Loc: Ambridge, Pa.
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: chris3]
      #7102974 - Sun Mar 04 2012 10:37 AM

go to msd website, click dist, type in ur dizzy #, read their instructions. seeya.

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Thumperdart
Breakin The Law!!


Reged: Jul 12 2004
Loc: High Desert Ca.
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7103009 - Sun Mar 04 2012 10:53 AM

Locked out here bet. 32-35 degrees accordingly..........no retard, starts fine.

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Street driven 3200lbs. n/a 1.39 60ft.6.21 at 110.40 1/8th 9.797 at 135.5........You can`t move foreward when your livin in the past..... Dodge=2.......Chevy=0


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D-50
mopar


Reged: Oct 04 2009
Loc: North, Alabama
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: Thumperdart]
      #7103285 - Sun Mar 04 2012 01:45 PM Attachment (18 downloads)

My timing is around 34* and so far I have not had to use my start retard.It has been starting fine also with 12.2 comp. Thanks....

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1.33 60 ft,6.29 at 109, pump gas small block,2950lbs,drag radials,mufflers and driven to track ...


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8urvette
enthusiast


Reged: Jul 20 2011
Loc: wine country
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: D-50]
      #7104177 - Mon Mar 05 2012 12:48 AM

i locked mine at 34, hard to start- 540 10-1 compression, big new battery and new mini starter.
when i spun a rod bearing and disassembled i had massive cap walk (for a 50 mile engine). surprised me, maybe detonation???
maybe other issues...


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dusturbd340W5
super gas


Reged: Jan 19 2003
Loc: Kissimmee Fl.
Re: Locking out the advance ? [Re: 8urvette]
      #7104328 - Mon Mar 05 2012 07:53 AM

I had my 14-1 416 motor locked at 35deg and had 0 problems with starting or anything else.

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70 duster full chassis super pro 416 CNC Indybrock heads 727 w/brake

best so far 1.352 60 6.219 in 1/8 at 110.88 9.768 at 137.81 1/4


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