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dchatagnon
07-10-2006, 07:27 AM
Hello,

I have changed my wires + distributor cap and set the timing on my ford 351.

Can you please confirm me the position of the cylinder#1 on the distributor cap. (see attached pictures)?
I have checked it putting my finger into the hole of the spark plug and the rotor was at this position.

I have read some threads and some of you mentioned that there is no position for the wire #1. My new distributor cap has a white mark on it. Is it the reference for wire#1?

rektek
07-10-2006, 11:25 AM
http://i.pbase.com/o4/48/283448/1/63269261.5gHZT3oJ.351V8.jpg

6ballsisall
07-10-2006, 11:35 AM
#1 can in reality be wherever you want. It's all relevant as to where the rotor sits when you are at TDC.

iokua
07-10-2006, 09:36 PM
jrandol is correct; however mine is set up exactly how you have described with the white mark indicating the #1 spark plug wire, then going counterclockwise with the firing order indicated on the engine tag.

dchatagnon
07-16-2006, 05:19 PM
I have adjusted my timing to 10 degrees. Now, my engine bogs a little bit when running between 1200 RPM and 2000 RPM. Above 2000Rpm it works great. At the beginning I thought it was a fuel issue. But after changing fuel filter/ water separator/ check for debris in the tank. clean fuel peakup. My carb is completely new from this year. but still the same, nothing has been improved. In fact this problem occured when I have removed the distributor to change my 2 cylinders heads last week end. Before no issue. What did I miss? Is there something to reset on the distributor before to adjust timing? It's the electronic ignition. distributor cap/rotor and wires are also new from this year. Thanks for your help.

Damien

6ballsisall
07-16-2006, 05:27 PM
10 degrees is a bit much for a 240hp motor. Go back to 8 degrees and see what you get.

dchatagnon
07-16-2006, 05:31 PM
it's a 285HP motor. PS190 Year 93. And my manual says it should be 10 deg.

dchatagnon
07-16-2006, 05:31 PM
it's a 285HP motor. PS190 Year 93. And my manual says it should be 10 deg.

dchatagnon
08-02-2006, 05:52 AM
I have found what the problem was. The wire which from the coil to the distributor cap was not pluged correctly. Now everything is fine and the engine is running smoothly.