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Default 1994 Mustang GT, timing issue

I changed the balancer recently and my friend told me that my timing may be off. It appears that the firing order was also different than the stock one. Need help to setup (step by step procedure) the correct firing order and timing.
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Your firing order is 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8. You take the plug out of the #1 cylinder, and take the distributor cap off. Rotate the engine over till you feel air pressure coming out of the plug hole, and the rotor is coming close to the #1 plug location. You then set the timing mark to 0 on the balancer, that's TDC. Look back to the rotor and make sure it's still at #1, and then make sure the plug wires are in the right location when, looking down from above, going counterclock wise around the cap. Start the car and then make sure the timing advance is correct, typically 12-14 degrees with the spout connector unplugged.
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Thanks Eagle!

Is this the how should connect my sparkplug wires from distibutor?
1994-1998 Mustang Firing Order and Spark Plug Location

Ever get those spark plug wires off and then not remember how to put the new ones on. Well here is a short little diagram for each engine type to help you along.
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I need sme more help. probably step by step instruction to time the engine. I followed all the above steps suggested by Eagle. I couldn't get my car started.
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Can't get your car started... ok, I have to ask. Are all the harnesses connected? Does it do anything at all or does it just spin over without trying to start? It could be a few things to why it won't start and it's hard to diagnose something like this through a post.
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Thanks for your response.
Let me tell you what I did. A syou suggested I truned the engine till the air was coming out of the spark plug 1 hole. The balancers "0" mark matched with the pointer above it. The distributer was close (not close enought to pass the current, engine mark and distributer mark matched at this point) to sparkplug cable one. I tried to cranked the engine and it made some noise but wouldn't start. I checked balancer mark it moved very little..looked like engine didn't turn at all it just made the cranking sound. I then turned distributer little bit anti-clockwise to match the sparkplug 1 and distributor stator(the top part which touch the terminals). Now I tried to start the engine again. This time it turned one full cycle probably but didn't start.
It was working fine earlier untill my friend changed the firing order to the staock one.Please advise.
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Thanks for your response.
Let me tell you what I did. A syou suggested I truned the engine till the air was coming out of the spark plug 1 hole. The balancers "0" mark matched with the pointer above it. The distributer was close (not close enought to pass the current, engine mark and distributer mark matched at this point) to sparkplug cable one. I tried to cranked the engine and it made some noise but wouldn't start. I checked balancer mark it moved very little..looked like engine didn't turn at all it just made the cranking sound. I then turned distributer little bit anti-clockwise to match the sparkplug 1 and distributor stator(the top part which touch the terminals). Now I tried to start the engine again. This time it turned one full cycle probably but didn't start.
It was working fine earlier untill my friend changed the firing order to the staock one.Please advise.
if im remembering correctly, 5.0 should be set to +10 degrees on the balancer. which should put the button pointing at number 1 on the distributer. try that, it should fire.
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thanks Eagle! I tried it but couldn't get it started. By friend is gonna come tomorrow to see what needs to be done. Let's see. I will keep you posted.
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thanks everybody who replied to my post. It fixed now. The Ford racing balancer has 3 different markings on it and my car's firing order and tiing was way to off. My buddy and I finally figured out which marking to use and were able time it.
It's running fine now.
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