in the manual over setting the timing on an RV8
Following a discussion
between Mike Macartney and Nic Houslip they believe the description of setting
the distributor in the manual (copy alongside) is not correct. Nic Houslip sets
out the correction alongside.
Mike Macartney (who has contributed a series
of detailed illustrated reports of his V8 Roadster rebuild project with an RV8
engine) contacted Nic saying "I have been getting the engine running this
week on my project and not wanting to reinvent the wheel I wanted to refer to
your RV8 Workshop Note 423
which refers to the advice in the RV8 Repair Manual AKM7144 on setting the timing
as - Rotate clockwise to advance or anti-clockwise to retard. I think you will
find that the opposite is true. If the distributor rotor is rotating in a clockwise
direction, turning the distributor and cap anti-clockwise will advance the ignition."
Nic Houslip replied "I can see what you say about the rotation of the distributor,
but the text of the part of the RV8NOTE you refer to, as you may have noticed,
was copied and pasted from the RV8 Repair Manual. I must go check with my V8 to
see which way the distributor turns. Fortunately, the car is on the lift and the
cap was off." On returning from the workshop Nic said "It definitely
turns clockwise, not anticlockwise."
the correction to file in your repair manual.
full copy of RV8 Workshop Notes 435