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'92 F350 5.8L Erratic igntion timing

If I put a timing light on this truck (W/ spout out) my timing marks jump back and forth appox. 20 degrees. Is the dist. to blame?

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Lift distributor up and turn 1/4 a turn in either direction yes it is its just not sat right to time right make sure regulator dont move in distributor cap

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