timing

  1. Xenogenesis

    Timing issue at idle

    It's a 3.8 V6, return style fuel injection, with an ignition control module. When I start it up, the timing jumps to 28°, engine misfires like mad before it just bounces from 17° to 28° back and forth, all around. My car doesn't have issues when accelerating or anything, it's only start-up idle...
  2. B

    Timing not advancing

    Just swapped in a 351w carb Into my 86 foxbody and for some reason the timing isn't advancing under acceleration . It is mildly built. Any help on why this might be happening or what causes this?
  3. mattbaker302

    help with timing

    okay, so I just swapped the intake on my 71 302 and put an Edelbrock 4 bbl on it. I've got my timing light out and ready to go but have no idea how to use it, it has a dial on the back. I have only 1 mark on my balancer at top dead center. I need to tune the carb but wanna time it first. I'm 16...
  4. B

    8-year project build -- Backfiring through intake, not idling.

    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...
  5. G

    Stupid Questions EGR and Timing

    Hi, Stil to get my car registered but that is another story. I have a couple other questions: 1. When I hook the EGR vacuum up it wants to stall the engine at idle. It didn't do this before but when I was working on something else I noticed the vacuum line to egr was broken so I fixed...
  6. FoxMustangLvr

    Forced Induction, keep reliability while adding more boost, less timing? Pull up a chair..

    My car runs great and has great power and I'm very happy with it. Still I get to thinking, can I somehow keep the reliability of my supercharged 5.0 while increasing PSI? I have the itch to increase boost a little bit, say from 11psi to about 14psi. In doing so I'd pull some timing out to make...
  7. J

    Timing Based On Which Year?

    I'm fixing a few issues on a friend's 1966 Mustang coupe, six cylinder. I know from the engine casting code that the engine is from a 1968 Falcon. No big deal, but the timing on a '68 is 6 degrees BTDC, and that on a '66 is 12 degrees BTDC, according to my info. Where should I set It? If someone...
  8. J

    Expired Ford V8 Cam Tool Kit For Sale - $150

    If interested, please contact me via email at [email protected] I'm based in Phoenix, AZ. Ford V8 Cam Tool Kit 6498 by OTC. Includes: -525216 Camshaft Positioning Tool -525217 Camshaft Holding Tool -525218 Secondary Timing Chain Tensioner Tool -525219 Crankshaft Positioning...
  9. Tubes

    Need Help With Timing Issue New Motor

    Ok guys, I need some help. Pulling my hair out. I pulled the engine and did rings and bearings and changed the heads and camshaft. I went with trick flow 190 11Rs and a Anderson B31 camshaft. Here is the issue I'm having. I started the car and it fired right off. Idled very good and...
  10. A

    (video Included) Timing Chain Tensioner, Is This Normal Or No?

    Setting the timing on an 04 gt, before taking off the chains I set to tdc and marked chain at cam mark and the 6:00 mark on the crank. My chains had no visible links to differentiate but after the chains came off the 2 marks lined up at opposite ends so I felt confident in that. I also marked...
  11. Christian Cornwell

    94 V6 Tuning Help

    I'm looking for some help in finding a program that will allow me to make changes to the air fuel ratio and ignition timing on my 94 v6. The car does have obd2 and I can read codes from it as well as get engine data. I have a obd2 to USB cable for my laptop so I'm looking for something that...
  12. H

    Engine 94 5.0 Overheated And Caused A Mess Of Problems

    Hey everyone new here just wondering if anybody can offer some help on some issues. So a couple weeks ago my car overheated on a really hot day during a 2 hour road trip from picking up my sister from her moms. I was about 45 minutes from home and my car went from O on "normal" to the red zone...
  13. 9

    Engine No Power, Shaking, Timing

    I've been needing help with my 5.0, it starts and runs but there's a huge power loss. The motor shakes tremendously when the gas is applied and it goes over 2.5k rpms it goes back to normal, my harmonic balancer has a lot of play also, cars is mostly stock has a msd distributor which was put on...
  14. J

    66 Mustang Wont Start

    Hi all... Totally new here and I'm totally stumped. I have a 66 mustang with a 289. It was running great and then about a week ago I went to drive it and it started missing really hard under load when I would step on the gas. The next day it wouldn't start at all. I check the fuel - no...
  15. stang89bidges

    Vortech Btm - The Details

    Looking for the specifics guys. 1. How do I set timing? A: Do I need to turn the boost control knob to 3 when setting timing? B: It's mentioned in this article to set knob to 3 to begin with but for what reason? Supercharger Ignition Boost 2. Final setup? A: I'm thinking...