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I have a 1989 Ford 150 - 5.0L that I am setting the timing for. Two things occur while trying to accomplish this. First, the manifolds start to get so hot they glow red before I can get the engine warm. This had not been a problem prior to setting the timing I had been driving it and would have noticed this. Second when I start to time the engine, it race's out of control right when my marks get close to being timed.

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  • aandc_barto May 12, 2010

    I am following the Haynes Manual and I am not reading anything about this?

  • aandc_barto May 12, 2010

    Let me rephrase - I have done everything but disconnect the timing connector. This part I have not read.

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So did you disconnect the timing connector at the distributor? Set the timing to 10 BTDC?

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