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Old 05-19-2013, 12:56 AM   #1
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hey everyone im new to this for so forgive me if i put this in the wrong section. i own a 91 notchback that i bought a few months ago. the timing was way to advanced so i ajusted it. well the stock distributor went out on my a few days ago so i put in a msd one in. i cant adjust it to 10 degrees before BTC with out it stalling. the only way the car runs is if its a 20-30 degrees BTC. i got the #1 spark plug on the compression stroke the timing marks on the balancer at 0 degrees before BTC, rotor facing the #1 stark plug wire. i try to set the timing to 10 but it will just stall this also happened with the old distributor. my question is what could cause this or did anyone have a similar issue? please help i just want my car running like it should
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:52 AM   #2
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You are removing the spout to set the base timing correct??
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
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My guess is no
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http://www.muscularmustangs.com/timing.php
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #5
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i did take out the spout. im going to check my firing order maybe its off
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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That is a ways off. Slipped balancer or lots of slack in a timing chain are a few things that could cause timing to be off. Number 1 is on the pass/right side of the car.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #7
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i set the timing gun to 10 degrees on the balancer it showed 30 degrees. checked the balance if it was wobbling and it is so im going to replace the balance and see if it fixs my problem
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Sure your on the right wire? I had a similar issue and found I was one wire back from the right plug wire.
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With the #1 piston at tdc the balancer should read 0 If its not then the balancer outer ring has spun.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:45 PM   #10
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ok it wasnt the balancer everything lined up i got the car set to 10 degrees but the cars misfiring and i cant go full throttle without it jerking. i think its the msd distributor before the old one when everything was running like it should. im going to take the msd **** out and get a stock one
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