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I realized today that many t-c owners should be reminded to check the advance curve if they have old distributors.

A guy who built many t-c race engines told me yrs ago that when they got hot, the advance would go away.

This is easily checked with an advance timing light. Check the total adv, then take the car out and get it nice & hot. Recheck adv.

My Elan had this problem; it showed up easily.

Note this will not show up on a distributor machine, as there is not heat (Hey, Ed, grab the torch!) and the machine is not driving the distr from where it is normally driven.

Hope this helps someone.
 

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Thanx for the tip. I had mine rebuilt and a custom advance curve developed, but your advice is well taken and I will keep an eye on it.

Jerry
 

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Jerry - You're welcome. I tried to fix mine, but went with new Lucas breakerless in the end.
 
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