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Old 04-09-2009, 07:03 PM   #1100 (permalink)
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Ask Husted about it. I'm sure he'll tell you to advance them.

FYI, here's the difference in motor speed (unloaded) at 12v from adjusting brush timing:

Well, we tested the motor today in both directions. With the field connections reversed (compared to "stock"), the motor turns much more slowly: 1480 RPM @ 12 volts, vs. 2275 RPM.
( From this part of the ForkenSwift thread: )

I think you'll get more top end out of it with the timing advanced. But your burnouts won't be as spectacular :P)
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