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A properly function system, whether the pot by its self or with the help of the solenoid blocking the Vac-Ret side, must retard on boost or it would not have been added to the dist.

There has been a couple of tests where if boost is put to both sides of the dist pot and it did not seem to create any retard.

One could run without the vac advance side hooked up. This would ensure the boost retard functions.

Testing the dist with pressure tee'd to both sides and or hooking a light bulb or volt meter to the solenoid and taking the car for a ride might help give us come confirmation.

Not sure if the solenoid is open with power or not.

To me this is the last outstanding piece of info as to how the dist works.
Old 04-06-2010, 06:40 AM
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