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Old 09-25-2021, 03:21 PM
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Kind of like running a locked down distributor - except it wasnít actually locked down. But as soon as the starter bumped the motor those weights should have swung out fully (unless rusted in place) meaning you would probably be starting with 30 plus degrees timing which would kill most starters. I bet someone retarded your timing until the starter would turn it over OK which means at upper rpm your timing is pretty retarded which would kill your higher rpm power and ability to rev. Slightly retarding timing can help power at upper end but a total of 20 degrees or so would kill power I would think. But until you put a timing light on it thatís just conjecture.
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