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Offline money pit

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Timing on a slant six
« on: September 01, 2017 - 12:31:03 am »
I have a 1970 Barracuda with a slant six. I bought it a few months ago and haven't really driven it.  I checked the timing and noticed that the timing is 20 plus BTDC. It pings and doesn't have any power.I tried to adjust it but the hold down is at the max position. I know there is another bolt and slotted bracket that allows additional adjutments. What is the best way to get to this adjustment bolt. Do I have to take the distributor out?  Thanks.




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Re: Timing on a slant six
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017 - 02:07:40 am »
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Re: Timing on a slant six
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017 - 12:21:26 pm »
So if I make this initial adjustment on the distributor, I should be able to make the timing adjustments using the bracket on the block, correct?  Thanks


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Re: Timing on a slant six
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017 - 01:09:08 pm »
just a guess but I think someone has had the distributor out & dropped it in one tooth off.... Personally I'd start by setting the #1 piston ti TDC compression stroke & see if the rotor is properly aligned....

But your only off by 20ish degrees it could be just a matter off adjusting the distributor...
JS27N0B 70 Challenger R/T Convertible  FJ5 Sublime, Show Poodle w/90,000 miles since resto
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5H21C  65 Falcon 2 dr Wagon... Dog Hauler...

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Re: Timing on a slant six
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017 - 05:30:51 pm »
Thanks. I'll try the secondary adjustment.

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Re: Timing on a slant six
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017 - 12:03:59 pm »
I still dont get the "secondary" adjustment on that distributor....

Why would one not just use the hold down bolt like with any other?