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  1. Brand new distributor hard to turn

    5.0L Tech
    Hey guys, I just got my new Richporter FD22 distributor in the mail, but the gear is extremely hard to turn. Like I can turn it by hand, but it hurts my hand - hard to turn. The distributor I pulled out definitely didn't have that kind of resistance, but the shaft showed a lot of up and down...
  2. Timing Issues '66 I6 200 Automatic

    Classic Tech
    I'm definitely a rookie when it comes to cars. I never changed oil in one until I got my '66 Mustang from my grandmother. When we first got it running after sitting 25 years we had problems with the engine hesitating when you barely pushed the gas and it would just die on me unless I let it...
  3. 1967 Fastback - Check my diagram please

    Classic Tech
    Dear all, after several researches, I reached the point to re-draw by my own the diagram for ALTERNATOR - BATTERY- VOLTAGE REGULATOR - COIL - DISTRIBUTOR connections. I kindly ask you to check it and comment if you think it is wrong. The mess for me comes up because I bought the PROCOMP Serie...
  4. 1967 I6 new distributor install problem

    Classic Tech
    Installing a Duraspark II system with the inferno coil and dyna modudle in my mustang and I screwed away setting the timing and position of the rotor and distributor. All wiring set up correctly and I'm getting a spark at the spark plug. How I messed up the setting of the rotor from the old...
  5. '91 5.0 cranks, won't start

    5.0L Tech
    Hey everyone, I'm beyond frustrated. Close to towing her to the shop. I have spark, I have fuel, cylinder 1 and 5 (easy finger test!) have compression. Back story. She has been starting and running fine since I got her about a year ago. I take her out on the weekends. So, I drove it about 10...
  6. 1967 6 cyl distributor points keep burning out

    Classic Tech
    I have a 1967 Mustang with the original 6 cylinder 200 engine. I keep replacing (and gapping) the points in the distributor, and get about a dozen starts before they burn out. I have placed a voltmeter on the battery and get 12 volts. I do the same with the engine revved to see if the...
  7. 1993 5.0 mustang, possible timing issue??

    5.0L Tech
    Hello everyone, I have a 93 5.0 mustang that is almost bone stock. I was driving down the road the other day and I was driving it hard so I stomped on the gas and it backfired pretty loud and shut down. I pulled off the side of the road and checked the cap, rotor, plugs and wires but didn't see...
  8. MSD Distributor Cap and Rotor

    5.0L Tech
    Anyone have an installation guide for installing a MSD Distributor Cap and Rotor for a 1988 mustang lx 5.0?
  9. Ignition Wires?...

    5.0L Tech
    Hey everyone velez here, Just a quick question. Tomorrow morning im going to advance auto to get tune up parts obviously to do a tune up, and I was wondering what type/brand of ignition wires should I buy? They have Accel 300's but they want $170 for them and I really dont want to spend that...
  10. Regular firing order not working

    5.0L Tech
    I replaced my distributor cap with an msd cap and I noticed that the wire going to cylinder #1 wasn't connected to the #1 position on the distributor. I naively pulled all the plugs out thinking I could get a printout of the firing order online or from one of my books. It ends out that my...
  11. 1975 302 Carb to Distributor Vacuum Advance Kills 302

    Classic Tech
    All -- When I try to hook up the vacuum hose from the timed or untimed port on my Edelbrock carburetor to the vacuum port on my distributor, the engine immediately stalls / cuts off. Anyone have any idea what the issue might be? The distributor was supposedly rebuild. HELP!
  12. Vacuum Line

    Classic Talk
    OK, first some background. I have a 66 Convertible 289 engine with the stock intake manifold. I have added a Edlebrock Performer series Carb and a Petronix Flame Thrower III distributor and Ignition coil. I am close to hooking everything up. I am just not sure about the vacuum line. The...
  13. No spark on 1972 302 V8 5.0L

    Classic Tech
    This is my first time posting, and also my first time really learning about timing. My problem is that I am getting no spark at the plugs, I grounded cylinder No. 1 plug, and cylinder No. 2 to multiple different grounds while cranking the motor and I'm getting no spark from either. I'll...
  14. Dirty Distributor Cap Contacts

    Classic Tech
    I want to apologize in advance for my poor terminology regard the distributor cap components but i will do the best I can. My problem is that point of contact between the center post of the distributor cap and the small metal prong that is dead center on the distributor seems to always be caked...
  15. $69 for an SBF BILLET RACE DISTRIBUTOR?Pros and Cons for a 302

    Classic Tech
    I have a '68 with a 302 in it...I came across a SBF Billet dizzy for $69. It's brand new. Does anyone have any feedback for these? I know it won't push 600 hp just by putting this on here, but I have put a few other goodies in the engine, and was wondering what this would do as far as...
  16. SBF BILLET RACE DISTRIBUTOR-Pros and Cons for a 302

    5.0L Tech
    I have a '68 with a 302 in it...I came across a SBF Billet dizzy for $69. It's brand new. Does anyone have any feedback for these? I know it won't push 600 hp just by putting this on here, but I have put a few other goodies in the engine, and was wondering what this would do as far as...
  17. Electronic distributor/ignition. Which ones best?

    Classic Tech
    Well title pretty much says it lol...I'm upgrading to an electronic ignition and dizzy for my 302. I've put a few goodies into it, and wanting to do this as a kind of final upgrade. I'm wanting the brain box, coil etc. The whole shuh bang. I've never really dealt with these so I'm wondering what...
  18. 1968 Mustang 302 timing adjustment, I CANT ROTATE MY DISTRIBUTOR!

    Classic Tech
    Hey everyone. I recently installed a new air conditioner and heater in my newly purchased 1968 Mustang with a 302 engine. When I mounted the a/c compressor on the engine (this vehicle was originally a factory a/c car), I had to turn the distributor clockwise a few degrees because the vacum...
  19. 200 Ci Distributor Issue

    Classic Tech
    I removed my distributor cap for a tune up and immediately noticed a lot of axial play in the rotor. Once removed, I noticed that the small clip which goes on the distributor shaft is damaged. It should have a small tab that hold pressure in the rotor, but that tab is gone. I am looking for a...
  20. Hei distributor wiring?

    Classic Tech
    Just ordered a brand new hei unit and the car runs good but I had it connected straight to my battery so the car wouldn't shut off unless I unhooked the line. Where can I wore It too ? Fuse panel? S terminal on solenoid? Bypass bailey resistor? How would I do that I have no clue what a ballast...
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