95 Mustang Gt Timing

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  1. Derek1984

    Derek1984 New Member

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    Okay I just bought a 95 Mustang GT Convertible. The other day I noticed the the distributer was loose and decided to Check timing just to make sure everything was good. I hooked up the timing light to the #1 Cylinder and was never able to get my timing marks to show up. So after a little bit of confusion I then hooked the light to the #8 cylinder and my timing lines showed up. From here I tried to set the timing to 10-12 degrees. My car didn't like this it ran like crap to make a long story short I ended up setting it at about 33 degrees with a little minor adjusting after driving it for awhile. So my question is why couldn't i get my lines to show up when connected to the #1 cylinder and is 33 degrees a little crazy timing wise? The only things that has been done to the car as far as I know is a C&L cold air intake with 76mm MAF sensor, Xpipe and Shorty headers.
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    Did you remove the spout connector before attempting to set base timing?

    Also, is the balancer in hood condition?
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    Derek1984 New Member

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    I did remove the spout and I haven't check the balancer.

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