Direction for Advancing Timing - Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum
Go Back   Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum > Windsor Tech Forums > 5.0/5.8 Engine Tech

Corral.net is the premier Ford Mustang Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-31-2007, 10:34 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Whitey95's Avatar

Trader Feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Cypress, Texas
Posts: 121

Direction for Advancing Timing

Which direction do you turn the distributor to advance timing standing in front of the car looking down at it?
Whitey95 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-31-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
Registered User
 
IND9S's Avatar

Trader Feedback: (29)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Marlboro, NJ
Posts: 1,817

clockwise to advance, counter clockwise to retard.
__________________
1992 Mustang LX, Vortech Blown Renegade 317..
1989 Mustang GT, Daily Driver, S-Trim/H/C/I,
Quote:
Originally Posted by huafist View Post
I'd drag my bare nuts through a mile of broken glass just to hear that girl fart through a walkie talkie.
IND9S is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-31-2007, 11:33 PM   #3
Registered User
 
slowstang101's Avatar

Trader Feedback: (7)
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Macon, GA
Posts: 4,378

If your using a timing light it wouldnt matter, set it and forget it
__________________
Dart Blocked SBF, PT106mm, Callies Magnum Crank, Oliver billet rods. New top end package in the works
slowstang101 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-31-2007, 11:47 PM   #4
Moderator
I'm NOT Ed!
 
Ehardy1971's Avatar

Trader Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Home
Posts: 16,477

Quote:
Originally Posted by IND9S View Post
clockwise to advance, counter clockwise to retard.
ditto
__________________
'89 LX Coupe
GT40 306 with a few bolt ons and in the 12's
'01 Lightning
#6257 of 6381 Bolt ons, pulleys, and tuned.
'06 TBSS
K&N drop in, and Borla dual exhaust, for now.
Ehardy1971 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-01-2007, 01:34 AM   #5
Registered User
 
cobradvm's Avatar

Trader Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,745

Shouldn't be turning the dizzy without a timing light. If you have a timing light its easy to see what is happening.
cobradvm is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-01-2007, 11:11 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Whitey95's Avatar

Trader Feedback: (0)
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Cypress, Texas
Posts: 121

Quote:
Originally Posted by cobradvm View Post
Shouldn't be turning the dizzy without a timing light. If you have a timing light its easy to see what is happening.
Have a lite and will use it. But just want to barely creap it up the right direction and not lose the exact spot it is at trying to figure out wich way to advance.
Whitey95 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-01-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
Registered User

Trader Feedback: (45)
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Terra Firma
Posts: 9,866

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whitey95 View Post
Have a lite and will use it. But just want to barely creap it up the right direction and not lose the exact spot it is at trying to figure out wich way to advance.
Use some type of white marker/paint/chalk & mark the harmonic balancer at what U want it 2 B set at...That w/make it simple & easy..Further thats how most folks do it..Also if u turn the Dizzy & the engine slows down VS speeding up U R retarding it & obviously what the reverse is...U don't have to slip up on it...
midnightrider is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-02-2007, 01:02 AM   #8
Registered User

Trader Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Warren County, NJ
Posts: 5,698
Blog Entries: 1

just a dumb question: if you have the right tools and can see, what difference does it make to know which way to turn it? You turn on the timing light and you twist the dizzy to get it where you want, mark the degree where you want it to be with either white out or white nail polish and then get the metal pointer to point there.

This isn't something that you can feel, you need to see it, and really can't be done without a timing light. When it takes less than a mm of movement to change between 10 and 14 degrees, do you really want to guess? If i touch it a little and it goes the wrong way, its easy to just twist back the other way. So again I don't really understand these posts unless the poster doesn't have the right equipment to do it and is going to try by feel and really screw things up.
__________________
Making people go "hmmmm" one post at a time.

Last edited by sc302; 06-02-2007 at 01:05 AM.
sc302 is offline  
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forums : Corral.net Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:23 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
© 2010-2011 Corral.net

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.