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Old 06-08-2010, 02:07 AM
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Default 42wla ignition timing

Can anyone give me a basic guide to setting up the timing on my wla, have just ordered an electronic ignition system from 45 parts depot, and seems straightforward to fit, but i know i have issues with the timing. Not really sure about the advance/retard position from the l/h/s grip ? where should this be positioned when setting up the timing ?

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Old 06-17-2010, 09:57 AM
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pull plug on side of motor find the line on crank and center in hole then make sure your points are set to just opening w/ distributor turned in towards engine[full counter clockwise] tighten everything and it will be set properly.
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Thanks for that, still waiting for the electronic ignition to turn up in the post!
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