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From: Monroe, WA, USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 05-22-2003 10:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaseyJones302   Click Here to Email CaseyJones302     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
the book and tag say 14 deg, it pings under light load and up hills. I had to back it off to about 10 and it barely doesnt ping but I feel a noticable decrese in responsivness.

Recurve the distributer with a spring kit or just deal with it? Has anyone here recurved a 302 of this non-vintage vintage with good results?

I read a past post that briefly touched on a timing crank gear from an early 351 to restore some milage/performance. I would love a little more info on that if anyone has any or has done it.


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posted 05-23-2003 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for KULTULZ   Click Here to Email KULTULZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
-Recurving A Duraspark Distributor-

-Timing Is Everything-

The camshaft timing on most seventies emission engines was six degrees retarded.

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