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Fastymz
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posted 02-17-2003 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Theres a guy in town who does a lot of work with roundy round cars.He said he hook my dist up and set the advance for $45.Do you guys think it's worth it?
He likes to see SBF have a total of 30 all in by 2500 rpm.

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steve'66
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posted 02-17-2003 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ron,

It's worth doing yourself, but not $45.

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Fastymz
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posted 02-17-2003 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok thanks Steve once I get the car running again.I'll recheck what I have now.I run the motor at 14 at 850rpm.I was talking to the local guy he told me to run no more then 10-12 and have no more the 10 vac advance and no more then 30 total at 2500rpm and no more then 30 total at any rpm.

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SCOOP
oddly obsessed with big scoops on little Mustangs

2.26 60'S
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65 coupe,351w,C4,Big Boss 429 hood scoop,8"3.40 TracLoc,Cragar SS,Black Suede.

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capri man
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posted 02-17-2003 08:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
here is a pretty good article on tuning your dist.

http://www.fordmuscle.com/archives/2000/03/timing/index.shtml

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Fastymz
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posted 02-17-2003 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike I printed that out already.I found it when I did a search on timing.

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SCOOP
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posted 02-17-2003 08:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve'66:
Ron,

It's worth doing yourself, but not $45.

SteveW


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