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post #6 of (permalink) Old 06-22-2018, 01:15 PM
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Like Dave said, if one cam is 180 out out of alignment, you have what's called a Big Bang engine. You would get the cylinders that share a coil firing TOGETHER rather than 360* out of phase from each other. So instead of a nice, smooth "bang, bang, bang, bang" you would have a "BANG, BANG, rest, rest".

What you would have is a hill climber! Massive torque with momentary pause to re-grip the sand!


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