If it doesn't knock there is nothing wrong with 12.
Thanks. Iv been hearing about using a vacuum gauge. I think I'm just going to get one. I just hook it to the one vacuum line at the carb?With my I-6, I timed it with a vacuum gage and it has never run better. Hook up the gage to a spot on the carb, keep the rpm at about 600 rpm, adjust the timing until you get as close as possible to 20 hectograms. I think hectogram is correct. Or the highest vacuum you can get. Shut down the engine and restart and drive. If you had any starting issues back off the timing a little. Good luck!
Just wanna say that I went to England once and never wanted to come back to the US. (I'm actually listening to my favourite comedian Ricky Gervais while writing this, don't know how popular he is there though) Haha. But anyways. I get the best running engine when its at around 12 with the rpm at, I think, close to 700. You said yours is quick off the start. Iv been trying to find a way to do that with my I6 . What have you done to yours??Hi all
I have an I6 200ci 1965
I have a pinging issue even though I've backed my timing off, as far as I can remember to about 9 degrees
It only happens at higher revs though, normal driving is fine.
It runs nicely too and is quick off the line.
My distributor is not original ..is a 1970 (or maybe 71) but is matched with the carb (ie no spark valve)
should I continue to back the timing off even though it only rattles at high revs..? .. or should I buy a vacuum gauge and try that??
** would I need to get one with a specific thread size adaptor..?? **
I hear that backing the timing too much will cause some overheating..
Thanks. Iv been hearing about using a vacuum gauge. I think I'm just going to get one. I just hook it to the one vacuum line at the carb?
We only get bits of what Gervais does. I only have one season of the Ricky Gervais show but I listen to every single podcast he has ever made and Karl pilkington is hilarious. If I do one thing before I die it would be to meet them, maybe Steve merchant too. Haha.Hi Myblue
Ironically I always wanted to live in USA!!! .. only thing that would not be so good is that you have to buy unbelievably expensive medical insurance .. what some people have said it's just unreal (ours is free of course)
A few years ago I was on a roadtrip that took in the Rockies and stayed in a cabin there (Avalanche Ranch in Colorado) .. that along with restoring / selling classics would be my idea of the absolute perfect life..!
Anyway ... off subject a bit! ..
Yes mine pulls really well off the line .. I thiiink someone said that a more retarded timing setting would help with off-the-line pull, (check that out tho' as my memory may be flawed on that!)
apart from that mine is completely stock - I have a C4 so if yours is manual there may be some advantage with a torque converter (???)
hmm... I'm going to the UK's main classic car show of the year tomorrow - don't know whether to get a vacuum gauge .. never ever thought of
timing a car with one!!
Yeh Ricky Gervais is very popular here .. not sure if you get 'the ricky gervais show' (a cartooned version of his podcasts)... is actually really good. Oddly enough I really like your Steve Carrell who's a bit like Gervais Karl's Diary #11 - YouTube
All the best!