I never had an issue with doing it without the pin, I have a few cars brought to me out of time and was able to get them back in time. I also used the pin and had the timing be out, so I just stick with what works for me .
And I didn’t really think there was a middle for the VCT the one I messed with I’m pretty sure was spring loaded. Maybe there VCT was bad?
My rides a 2002 SVT track car, & Boosted 2007 ST with the SAP.
The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you? - It protects my head.
Do you have any special rituals when the helmet is concerned like many have? - I wipe it so that I can see better.