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tex599
05-24-2012, 03:20 PM
Quick question, on a 81 Ford 351 PCM, which way do I turn the distributor to advance the timing?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
05-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Clockwise.....

tex599
05-24-2012, 03:41 PM
Thanks, one other question if it is firing before the pointer on the timing cover, I need to advance the timing correct?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
05-24-2012, 04:25 PM
You tube, search, setting timing 351w

Philscbx
05-26-2012, 07:46 AM
if it is firing before the pointer on the timing cover, I
need to advance the timing correct?Possible, & if distributor has vac advance, hose needs to be off and plugged.
Low idle speed as possible.
If it has electronic mod, timing won't change.
If it has points - they need a spot of lubed on the rubbing block to cam.
Point need to be set before timing is changed.

While at it, lube the advance weights under rotor. A good water proof lube like LPS3 on weight pivots.

Good Luck..