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Unread 02-12-2009   #16 (permalink)
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Hey I want to ajust my timing after reading this post were should I set it and were does it sit at stock calibration
base timing is 10* btdc .....

common practice is advance it until the motor "pings"

after which back it off a couple of degree's

thats all to it....
 
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Unread 03-01-2009   #17 (permalink)
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Very good information... mine seems like it would be at 14.. at 10 it pings a little...
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Default 87 roller cam motor on to a mustang 67 body

:shiny: HI GUYS-MY289 ON MY 67 STANG IS DEAD AND I JUST GOT A CARBURATED 87 5.0 TO REPLACE IT-FIRST THING I NOTICE IS THE DISTRIBUTOR IS DIFFERENT-NOW I GOT POINTLESS IGNITION-THIS MEANS I NEED AN IGNITION MODULE WHICH I DON,T HAVE-IF SOMEONE KNOWS WHAT I NEED TO GET AND HOW TO HOOK IT TO THIS PLUG CONECTOR HANGING DOWN FROM MY 87 DISTRIBUTOR THAT WOULD BE GREAT-THANKS FOR LOOKING-
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could some one explain how to adjust the vacum advance ?
I understand the initial and total (mechanical /centrifugal) timing.
but I have been reading agout setting the vacum advance . how do you know when you have it set right?
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87-93 mustangs dont have vacuum advance
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o yea and when you go to set your timing us a light that can tell you where the timing is currently at(either the digital or dial). eyeballing it by how far your timing mark is past the pointer isnt too accurate.
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i believe stock is at 10* btdc and i dunno if there really is a recommended setting you just kinda gotta find a spot where you like it
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Hi,

I try to adjust the timing today unplugging the spout etc. but I canít get the distributor to turn clockwise or counterclockwise also with the distributor locking bolt almost all loose. I guess I did loose the proper bolt/clamp (the one at the bottom of the neck of the distributor that hold down the all assembly).
Should I spray around with some w40 at the base, maybe something is glued/stuck , or do I need a special wrench to turn it? I should be able to turn it by hand from the top? Please help.

Thanks in advance.
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If you loosened the right bolt then you should be able to move it by hand. If I remember correctly it's a 1/2 inch bolt with a tab to lock the dist. in place. If it's not moving after you've loosed that, it might just be stuck in place from time. Just tap on it lightly with the handle of a screw driver see if it breaks loose.
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I set mine to 14*. I was getting some pre-det/pinging at wide open throttle, I was about empty on gas so I filler her up with mid grade (89 octane) and my car ran SOOOO much better.

Don't try to adjust your timing with the spout connector still in or it will make your car feel like it's missing that "oomf". I originally tried setting my timing with the spout and the timing would bounce around between 10*~15*ish. Don't cut corners.
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I'm having trouble....I'm trying to set my timing and I did it "by feel" it would ping then I backed it off a little. The timing light is reading like 18 or something like that. When I went downt to 14 it really started to ping, could I have it retarded?

and what referance with the timing pointer do I use to set it? 1, 2 or 3 on the attatched picture.

and on the balancer (from the front of the car) advanced to the driver side, correct? turning the dist. CW
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what does everybody have their timing set at? mine is at 16*, run it with 93+ octane and i have no problems whatsoever.
Mines also at 16 and I run 93 too
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so do you time the timing chain or where do you point the timing light?
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Light goes on the balancer. The balancer should a strip of mark and numbers, kinda like a ruler, just without as many numbers.
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cool so you dont have to remove anything, just point and shoot??
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