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  This topic is about my 1960 MG MGA 1600
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Robert4619 Robert Garnett
Saint John, N B, Canada   CAN
I did a compression check on my MGA and didn't notice that the PO had loosened the distributor clamp.Would this cranking of the engine change the timing?Thanks Bob

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fast-MG.com Gold Member Dave Headley
Cortez, 4 corners, Colorado, USA   USA
Only way to know is to check it.smoking smiley


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GILMGA Silver Member Gil Dupre
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, USA   USA
1962 MG MGA
1974 MG MGB GT
Do a static timing and then clamp it down



Gil

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bikermga Peter Tilbury
Surrey, BC, Canada   CAN
Robert,

Static timing should be somewhere between 7 and 10 degrees BTDC. But better is to check it at 2500 rpm approx when it should be 32 degrees BTDC.

Peter.

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bonzmobile Silver Member Logan Aschom
IL, Naperville, USA   USA
1960 MG MGA "The 'A"
1973 MG MGB "The 'B"
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1973 'B -Overbored to 1950cc, ARP, Big valve Flowspeed head, VP12 cam, Stainless header & Monza exhaust, HS6 carbs w/Hap's airhorns, Schlemmerized dizzy, O/D, Lightened flywheel, Balanced internals, lowered, and a snotty little monster to drive,


1960 'A -still rough and hibernating

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Robert4619 Robert Garnett
Saint John, N B, Canada   CAN
Thanks everyone.Presently it doesn't run.Got a new fuel pump and when I hook it up I will try to start.If it doesn't I will do static timing and try again.Bob

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bobs77vet bob K.
northern Va, Va, USA   USA
yes it would just through normal rotation and wiggling of things ....i would start with making sure the points are not grounded. this is a really common problem and it was what grounded the car i bought for 35 years.

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