Wasn't a pretty sight...and I've got big hands
SN Certified Technician
- Mar 2, 2015
Have you double checked your firing order ?
The piston will come to the top twice. You want to install the distributor when you feel air coming out of cylinder #1. This is the compression stroke. Very important. Once you feel the air coming out passed your finger, slide a long screw driver inside the spark plug hole very carefully, rest it against the piston top, turn crank until screw driver no longer rises. At this point the balancer should line up at 0 or close to it. This is where you install your distributor. Once you slide it in you want to turn the rotor clockwise to find the groove.but the way the it's sitting now I've verified, having sat and watched the piston at the top.
I only scanned quickly over your thread so if this info is in here and I missed it then I'm sorry. Since your motor was torn apart, new cam and balancer, did you manually find TDC again before installing the new balancer? Maybe you need a piston stop tool and double check that your balancer truly is reading TDC correctly?
TOM: So once the engine is flooded, here's what you SHOULD do: Try to start it one more time with the gas pedal held all the way to the floor. That sounds counterintuitive, but fully depressing the gas pedal does two things. First, it opens the throttle and lets extra air into the cylinders. Second, it sends a signal to the car's computer that the engine is flooded. The computer then greatly reduces the amount of gasoline sent in by the fuel injectors. So if the engine is not flooded too badly, you may be able to get it started that way.
There are some of the most helpful people I've ever seen on this forum. Let is know what state you're from and someone may be close enough to give you a hand.
Very cool, i was looking at what i can switch mines too. I have a Batman sign that fits right, but my car is not black.The bug ridden front of the car. I swapped the ol' ford logo for steeda. You'll notice my fog lights, and all support bars behind the front valance are removed to save weight. It then cracked the fiberglass there, which I need to fix someday.
Just read this article from click-clack about a fuel flooded engine.
Does that apply to the Mustang ECU as well?