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12-22-2007, 08:59 PM
I can't find the total advance needed in the 2.8 with the pinto dist. Initial timing would help to(without vacuum line hooked up). Its running at 8*btdc right now. Just want to get it dialed in before I break in the engine.
12-22-2007, 09:53 PM
12-22-2007, 10:05 PM
the 2.8 is supposed to be timed at 10 degrees btdc initially w/vacuum advance plugged.i wouldn't think that it would be different w/duraspark.
12-23-2007, 06:33 AM
ok, I'm pretty close then. Thanks
12-23-2007, 07:51 AM
when in doubt check the tech library,jim has updated the engine info and there is a lot of essential info on our little 2.8l engines.i'm not far behind w/duraspark,i'm doing research now and trying to save money.
12-23-2007, 03:39 PM
I used MSD 6al to fire things. If you've ever had an engine with one of these, you'd love them. This was first on my list.
12-28-2007, 10:34 AM
I run 15 deg btdc on my truck with a pinto dizzy
12-28-2007, 10:43 AM
small ranger, whats your total advance running?
12-28-2007, 11:04 AM
I have mine set at 15 degrees, it can be kinda hard to start when it is warmed up (harder than it was with the feedback stuff) I am going to change it to 10 degrees and see if that helps.
12-28-2007, 06:55 PM
15 deg btdc is what I read on the timing index with the vac advanced disconnected at approx 700-800 rpm.
12-28-2007, 10:18 PM
small ranger, what I was asking was about your total timing...Initial plus advance in distributor equals total advance at 2500-3000 rpm's ?? It should be 35-38 degrees or so..
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