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Old 02-22-06, 08:36 PM
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Ignition Timing(Total) on '83 12-A (Possible NOS)

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Just got a '83 RX-7 track car street ported 12-A, looking for input on how far to
advance ignition timing safely. Also thinking about NOS.(!!!)
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Old 02-22-06, 08:54 PM
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it depends on a lot of things, air intake temp is a big factor as well as other things that can affect this. start with 25 degrees btdc and see if you can go more. i woudl suggest going to a dyno to see where the car is happy.
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100 Octane Race Fuel- Cold Ram Air
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for me at 2300 ft elevation 26 degrees went pop at the top when she got a little lean. 24 is a good place.

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Originally Posted by TrentO
for me at 2300 ft elevation 26 degrees went pop at the top when she got a little lean. 24 is a good place.

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you popped an na?
how lean is a little lean?
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Originally Posted by Kahren
you popped an na?

i don't know why, but that's just funny to me right now.
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run 25 degrees no split. get yourself the analog Westech egt gauge and mount the probe 6 inches from the exhaust flange at the engine. tune the jets for 1750 degrees F in top gear at the end of the longest straight.

as per Roger Mandeville. i ran this setup on my 12As for 6 years SCCA Nats and the Runoffs. we ran pump gas w it and made 259 flywheel hp thru a restricted to 38 mm twin choke weber downdraft.

obviously this is NA. i have no clue as to NOS.

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On a n/a rotary, I run 24 degrees BTDC on the leading, with pump gas. I used 87 and 89 octane with a street port 12A engine, and 93 octane with a higher compression 13B motor PP motor.

100 octane race gas will make less power than lower octane gas on a 12A n/a rotary. N/A rotaries like fast burn (low octane) fuel.
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Thank you for your input-
We have been running 1550 F EGT, thinking we were lean. On piston motors, we would be looking for 1250 F.
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