Thread: Timing Problem
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Old 07-08-2020, 12:11 PM   #11
DKnapp
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Join Date: Dec 2011
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Default Re: Timing Problem

Thanks guys for all the responses. You helped me realize where the problem was and how to fix it. The issue was that when timed properly the distributor rotor was rotated past the #1 plug contact inside the distributor body. So, I was getting a random miss on plug firing because the gap was too much. I finally realized that the problem was with the points. The contact on the points was worn .016" less that a new set. Apparently it had been filed a few times. This was enough to cause the cam rotor to rotate more and thus the distributor rotor contact was rotated past the distributor body contact. A new set of points fixed the problem, but I put a new rotor on too as that contact had been filed a few times too. The first picture shows the problem and the second picture is with a new set of points and new rotor installed. She runs really sweet now. Thanks for you help. Your participation makes Fordbarn really great!!
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