Classic Mustangs (Tech)Technical discussions about the Mustangs of yester-year.
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Well recently I upgraded the carb on my 2v cleveland to a 670 street avenger and a performer intake and im having problems with the car backfiring through the exhaust and carb sometimes when its cold, I looked into the carbs manual and looked into the trouble shooting and they all said that a cause could be the ignition timing, I asked a few people and they all told me I need to change the timing to deal with the bigger carb.
Theres one problem though, I don't know how to [sm=smiley23.gif].
Could I do this myself? If not how much do they charge to tune the timing?
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If the timing needs reset and you do not have a timing light you can do it by loosening the Dizzy hold down bolt,start the motor and then turn the Dizzy a little bit at a time very slowly until it sounds real good go a little past that point until it starts to sound just a little rough and then turn it back until it sounds real good again and tighten it back down in that spot.That should get it pretty close!Hope this helps you and I hope I explained it right.Good luck!!PS Turn the dizzy holding the side of it not the wires!!
there is alot of things i know how to do, and some i dont know. but im a fast learner and want to do everything on this car myself. or with the help of a friend. i hate taking the car to a repair shop. the only thing i did was take it to and transmission shop, bc i didnt want to mess with the tranny. and i want to kick myself for not trying it myself.
if i can figure out electrical wiring and work on todays brand new cars, then i should be able to pick this classic car up easily.
anyway i would love any help or advise. im in staten island.
also i believe you should learn, read and ask as many questions before you try something new. knowledge is power. it cant hurt
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