I fitted a *****BBC electronic ignition and the ignition timing point changed and now I am plagued with overheating. I have been trying for months to set the timing by ear and by static but no solution. Interesting fact: it will idle indefinitely without overheating but not if I try to go anywhere. So I bought a Gunsons Advance timing light. And the question is.... How is it possible to point the gun and one of my eyes at the pulley marks at the same time? Being a contortionist is a basic requirement of bug ownership I know, but this is ridiculous. It's nearly possible to see from the drivers side, eye through the hole where the heater pipe goes through the body, but the strobe light is partially blocked by the rad top hose.
Is there a technique with a mirror, maybe? And anyone else had overheating related to ignition timing with those leccy ignitions?
I had a look, and I don't have anything marked down there that I can see. If there was, would it be found 180 degrees from the upper timing mark? If I could mark that myself, how to go about timing at 100+ degrees from TDC?
Am I just unlucky and am just failing to find that sweet spot at which the engine won't boil under load, or has anyone else experienced a S____bbc installation which is untimable? Setting up at 10 before TDC and the rotor arm is practically fully past the red gizmo at the point where the engine runs best. Does that sound right?
I had a similar problem with a new points dizzy that I bought . I suspected the drive peg at the bottom had been drilled in the wrong place (which was denied by the supplier) . They eventually agreed to exchange it and surprise surprise they agreed it had been wrongly assembled , so perhaps yours has the same problem . I could not turn it enough to get the timing right . The vacuum advance fowled on either the engine block or bodywork .
Working now with a 135 jet which seems good. The overheating is noticeably less of a problem and engine has plenty of hoomph. But is that actually that the temperature of Autumn has stopped the overheating? I was in trouble with the temperature at 27 degrees but not now at 17. Maybe it's that.
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