Picked up a Rods manual yesterday, was having a read through and noticed some interesting (well I thought so) differences between the auto and manual car specs.
Amongst softer cams and lower compression on the auto which I already knew about, it shows the timing is more advanced on the manual engine. 9-11º BTDC compared with 7-9º on the auto. I need to replace the CAS o-ring on my auto so does this difference in factory timing indicate any reason why I shouldn’t advance to 10-12° at the same time?
The auto also has stiffer springs, presumably to accommodate the extra weight of the auto box. When I do the manual conversion will the car ride noticeably higher or handle differently as a result of keeping the auto spec springs on?