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    Default MSD 6530 Run Retard

    Using a locked distributor, do I need to set my timing at the maximum degrees I intend to use, then plot a timing curve I wish to use by backing off timing? Thanks, Rich

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    Jan 2010
    Brisbane, Australia


    Yes, that's how it works. Lock the distributor at say 36-40°. The "advance" is less advance from the locked position, or retard, hence called a retard. Gary
    Regards, Gary

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    Thanks Gary. I was pretty certain that's how it functioned, but it's good to have confirmation.

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    When locking out the distributor, you need to install the distributor at the most advanced timing point. If you have any other questions. Or need help on how to do this, call us at 888-258-3835. THANK YOU

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