Running a glide? 2 speed transmission!As for high speed retard, never has never worked on my cars. Higher timing produces power in the low power band and in the high power end if you retard the timing it supposedly allows the motor to produce more power because your not fighting the turn of the crank by firing so advanced before TDC. Tried it on several of them. I have friends with 7.50 dragsters that have the 7al3's with it built in and they all run zero chips in them so it won't retard. Only time ive really seen it work is in forced induction and they start retarding due to boost not rpms.
HA! Bad thing is I actually understand some of what he said! I work with AB PLC's all the time in my company's electrical switchgear.HA! I work for Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley, that is the Retroencabulator.
That thing gets brought out all of the time. What is amazing is if you watch how much of that the guy is able to get through without a cut!
Thinking about rotor phasing.... I guess it would only work on a distributor with no mechanical advance or one that has been locked. Phasing the rotor when you lock the weight setup might be the easiest way. Change the timing and the rotor phaseing will need to be adjusted again. Am I right?
Or.... do you dial in your mechanical advance curve then just make sure when the advance is all in that the phase is correct??? I bet a person could use a small solenoid to make a high speed retard using the same principal that vacume advance uses to rotate the breaker plate? The switch would need to throw current to it through a window switch maybe so higher rpm isn't affected??? Interesting stuff...:yes: