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1975 50hp timing 6 months 3 weeks ago #137784

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Hi, I have a 1975 with a distributorless ignition, the decal says to set max timing at 30 degrees. Is that where I should set it or should I go a little less. IThanks

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1975 50hp timing 5 months 5 days ago #138261

Set the timing to 30 degrees, prop the engine for max rpm of 5500 at wot and use fresh gas. She will live just fine, the 500 in not as sensitive as the newer engines to detonation issues.

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1975 50hp timing 5 months 20 hours ago #138291

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Sounds good, I do have a few props to experiment with. I have learned the hard way about the fresh fuel, i now use a stabilizer in any fuel that is going to sit for a while.thanks happy holidays!

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