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Originally Posted by fredmeister View Post
This will tell you how one cam is timed in relation to the other camshaft only.
It assumes you have the ignition timing set correctly for the number 1-3 cylinder camshaft which is traditionally how we time the car. Once you set the distributor to this cam, the method I laid out will tell you whether the 4-6 cylinder camshaft is either advanced or retarded relative to it.
I am not sure how better to describe what I mean.
I hope this helps.
Sorry, don't get this at all. Where your spark plug ignites is determined by ignition timing and is totally separate from CAM timing. Ignition timing is timed to the Crank. You can have either cam timed anywhere you want and the spark plugs will still fire at so many degrees in reference to the crank.

One of us is missing something here. How many CAMS have you timed? CAM timing is INDEPENDANT from crank and ignition timing. You understand that the distributer is driven off a gear on the crank, correct? No matter how bad you screw up your CAM timing, it is not going to change where your distributer fires your spark plug.

I'm missing something here, please re-explain?
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