Fading English Words?

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    It was simply the technology of the time.

    I owned a carburettor and tuning firm back in the '70's so have had a bit of experience.

    Fixed jet carbs such as fitted on most American cars could only be adjusted via the idle circuit anyway.

    Variable jet carbs fitted to many British cars could be adjusted right through the range and by needle exchange.

    Dwell angle and timing was usually adjusted using the large Sun machine we had at the time.
     
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    Otherwise known as a timing....
     
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    Who here has adjusted dwell angle and point gap?
    Then there was spark timing with the blinky light.


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    Where on earth was a timing light called A blinky light?

    Dwell angle
    Where's you get that (road and track magazine?)
     
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    Us Brits called them quarter lights. Still obsolete though.
     
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    That was called a quarter light over here, fastest way in to a locked car for thieves.
     
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