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  1. 302 Engine Timing (theory and practice)

    Classic Tech
    As a fellow vintage MUSTANG-ER, I wanted to share this conversation I had with a professional engine builder as I thought is was helpful for me and maybe would be for any of you out there. Feel free to chime in with your own ideas/comments or just take in the knowledge. Cheers! First my...
  2. 8-year project build -- Backfiring through intake, not idling.

    5.0L Tech
    Hi there. I have a 1988 Ford Mustang LX fox that has a 5.0 converted from speed density to mass air. This has been a long project for my dad and I, and recently we initially got it started for the very first time at zero degrees timing. It idled pretty well without stumbling around 1k, but...
  3. Fuel, spark, no starting and fouled plugs. '68 Mustang 302

    Classic Tech
    Hey guys was hoping to get some help on an issue I'm having. And this forum has done wonders for me in the past. Hopefully I get that lucky again. I have a'68 Mustang with a rebuilt bored '73 302. I only get to go work on it a couple of days a week. I had just finished putting all brand new...
  4. Missed third, jumped a tooth?

    2011 - 2014 Mustang GT Tech
    On Mother's Day, my son who owns a 2011 GT, decided that instead of calling his mom to wish her a Happy Mother's day,az.gif, he would rather spend the day beating on his car. I did finally get a call from him around 6 pm informing me that he was stranded on the side of the road and couldn't get...
  5. 71 Mustang- Ever get that "Out of gas" feeling?

    Classic Tech
    Hello, lady and gentlemen of the forum. I hope all is well. I never know where to post these things, but I have got this severe gas problem. Or lack of gas, I guess. I mean, I've got gas... But.... Well here's my story: Coming home from work the other day, it felt like I started running out of...
  6. 71 Mustang Spark, No Spark Arrrgh!

    Classic Talk
    Hello lady and gentlemen of the forum. I hope you all had a good Christmas, Hanuka, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, and/or whatever else may fall on or around the end of December in which you like to celebrate or not celebrate. I've got a 71 Mustang with a 302 and C-4 transmission. I was having...
  7. 1967 289 Timing, Can't get it quite right...

    Classic Tech
    Hello! I am the proud owner of a 1967 289 Fastback. Over this last weekend I replaced the head gaskets on my mustang and after reassembling everything I can't seem to get my timing quite right to get it started or to run! I have been able to get it started a few times but it dies shortly after...
  8. 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...
  9. serious firing problem on 93 mustang 2.3. please help

    2.3L Tech
    i have a problem with my mustang. the number 1 and 4 cylinders on the passenger side are not firing at all. this is the 2.3 4cyl. engine with 8 spark plugs. the drivers side is firing as it should and the passenger side 2 and 3 cylinders are as well. but number 1 and 4 on passenger side stopped...
  10. New guy with recent 4.2L swap, what

    V6 Tech
    Hey guys, first post. I recently swapped for the 4.2 engine and have been trying to resolve a pinging issue on hard accelerations. Ive been searching all over the net for the specific degree the spark in the regular 3.8 ignites Before top dead center, so i can figure out how much to retard the...
  11. 2002 Engine misfire

    V6 Tech
    Hello I have an 2002 mustang and ive come into a problem thats giving me a real headache. I bought the car with 120k miles and as soon as i did i had to replace the cam position syncro. the events leading up to and after have been a wild goose chase. when i replaced the syncro i got it for 50$...
  12. Timing Issue 92 block in 83 Capri any help?

    5.0L Tech
    Hey all and thank you all in advance for any help, much appreciated. Quick run down is I took the engine 5.0 302 efi out of my 92 Mustang and put it into a 83 Capri 5.0 carbureted, I'm using the same distributor from 83 Capri with 92 block, because the plugs are different and i need the vaccum...
  13. Bama X4 Tuner Questions

    4.6L Talk
    Today I finally received my Bama X4 tuner after some delays from American Muscle. In the form I entered that I had an O/R H-pipe and that I wanted the EGR system disabled, and opted for the following tunes: 87 Octane Regular 87 Octane Performance 91 Octane Race Because my GT is auto I was...
  14. 88 gt timing concern

    5.0L Tech
    I'm wondering if anybody has run into any of this before, I have an 88gt that has been converted to mass air, it has a TFS cam( I'm not sure what stage) 1.72 rockers, cobra intake, bbk tb and cold air, bbk headers, fully built aod tranny and 4.56 gears. It has an a9p computer and stock...
  15. 2000 mustang makes bloop sound after timing change

    4.6L Tech
    hi I ran into a weird problem so I had npi heads on my mustang on my car and I swapped them to pi heads.. but when we finished and installed the timing the 1st time we messed up.. we timed it wrong and it just kept cranking and no start.. so then we timed it again correctly. . we reseseted the...
  16. 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 6 cylinder 200 engine won't start after pulling distributor

    Classic Tech
    I have a 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe with a 6 cylinder 200 ci engine. I had to replace a broken oil pump shaft and replaced the oil pump. I had to pull the distributor in order to replace the oil pump shaft. When I put the distributor back in, I made sure the #1 piston was set to TDC (Top Dead...
  17. 1966 I6 200 Dying When Gas Pedal is Pushed

    Classic Tech
    I'm new the forum and until I started a rebuild of my grandmother's '66 Mustang in October I had never even changed oil on a car. Here's my problem with some details as well as things we have tried so far. The car sat for almost 30 years in a garage The engine has had a partial rebuild Fuel...
  18. Ignition timing

    5.0L Tech
    Rite now I'm using reg 87 octane gas with factory set ignition timing. What can I advance it to if I run premium 93 octane gas. Trying to gain some free power.
  19. 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...
  20. 1966, 289 Timing Clarification, or Drive vs. Park demystified.

    Classic Tech
    I am pretty new at this, and I have just completed a light overhaul of my 289. New gaskets from short block up, and a new timing chain. The work I have done so far, seems up to par, it runs strong, for a 40+ year old motor, with novice work done. I put most of that down to the idiot proof...
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