Which way do you turn the distributor to advance timing on a Ford 302?
For an initial start, it is recommended that you advance the timing by turning the distributor counter clockwise 10°, and then set the timing by using a timing light.
Which way do you advance timing on SBF?
2. Setting base ignition timing is done by twisting the distributor; it’s held down by a ½-inch bolt and clamp. You can use a swivel socket or a distributor wrench (shown) to loosen the bolt enough so you can turn the distributor. Spinning it clockwise advances timing, counterclockwise retards the timing.
Which way do I turn my distributor to advance timing?
Turn the distributor in a counterclockwise direction to advance the ignition timing. Do not over-adjust the distributor, as even a slight movement will yield a significant change in the ignition timing.
How to increase the ignition timing on a fox mustang?
Advancing the ignition timing on your Fox Mustang is one of the age old “free” horsepower mods. A timing light, a wrench, and a little bit of time will net you more power. Thats just one reason to adjust your timing. The other is if you’ve moved your distributor at all.
How do I adjust the timing on my car?
Hook up your timing light to the number one spark plug wire. Start the car. Checking your timing. On this car I’m going to go for twelve degrees initially and then after some driving will bump it up by two degree increments until we get some detonation and the bump it down.
How do you adjust the timing on a harmonic balancer?
Loosen the distributor hold down bolt and turn the distributor slowly until the light and the desired mark on the harmonic balancer line up. Tighten down the distributor hold down bolt and re-install the SPOUT jumper. When you put the SPOUT back in the computer will advance the spark. The timing may move around some with the SPOUT installed.
How do you hook up a timing light to a distributor?
To start out, remove the spout connector then lightly loosen the distributor hold down bolt. Not too much, just enough to where you can twist the distributor with a little bit of force. Hook up your timing light to the number one spark plug wire. Start the car.