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Anyone removed the R61/1 resistor?

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Was reading around some about people removing this to "advance" the timing from the 6 degree retard by this piece.. Anyone tried, if so, how hard was it and what differences did you notice?
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I read about that too, clomax (http://www.2phast.com/190E/default.htm) and was consideri...

I read about that too, clomax (http://www.2phast.com/190E/default.htm) and was considering giving it a try now that the weather has warmed up enough to keep tools from freezing to my fingers. It's the only performance mod I've ever heard of that calls for removing something rather than buying and installing something :) Plus, if you're not happy with it, it's easily reversible. Still, i'm surprised that no one else seems to have any first-hand experience to pass along. Think I'll switch over to 92/93 octane on my next tankful and give it a try.
 

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Re: I read about that too, clomax (http://www.2phast.com/190E/default.htm) and was consideri

I read about that too, clomax (http://www.2phast.com/190E/default.htm) and was considering giving it a try now that the weather has warmed up enough to keep tools from freezing to my fingers. It's the only performance mod I've ever heard of that calls for removing something rather than buying and installing something :) Plus, if you're not happy with it, it's easily reversible. Still, i'm surprised that no one else seems to have any first-hand experience to pass along. Think I'll switch over to 92/93 octane on my next tankful and give it a try.
I'd be interested to hear if you find the R16 in your '86. So far, I haven't heard of anyone finding it in any model below '87 due to the change in ignition systems.
 

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I removed the resistor

I removed the resistor about eight months ago after I read about it on this forum. Have been putting premium gas in it since that day. Car definitely has more get up and go and is running great. I would suggest you give it a try.
 
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