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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-15-2002, 02:14 AM
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Hey,

I was wondering about how to adjust timing on my '68. I have never done this before and dont have a light YET, but i would really like to know how. I have the old points setup i do believe.....how exactly can i tell? Also...any recomendations for a replacement for points? Any help on what i need to do would be appreciated. Tnanks in advance.

Philip

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-18-2002, 02:52 PM
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Well, first off, do you have a manual....yet?
That'd be the best place to start.
I don't know how far back Haynes or Chilton's goes,
but I do have an old dusty Chilton that's for '68 through '73 passenger cars.
I'm sure the Bronco engine would have very close to the same base-line timing and dwell setups.
As far as I remember, you're timing ought to be somewhere between 6 and 10 BTDC
(Before Top Dead Center) with the vacuum advance disconnected (if you've got one).
Yes, you do have points if it's the original distributor.
The best way to set those is by using a "dwell meter".
However, that's one spec I don't remember.
The manuals usually have a "gap" setting to start with, (use a feeler gauge)
but with the dwell meter, you can set it by the "degrees" spec.
The closer the points are together, the higher the dwell.
Dwell is the amount of rotation in degrees that the spark will fire.
There are conversion kits. Ask your local parts store.
Probably worth the money, as I don't think they're that expensive.
Hope this is of some help.
Didn't see any other responses, so I thought I'd jump in.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-07-2002, 01:13 AM
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wd40 is right on on getting a manual if you can find one
parts stores or you can sometimes find them at (dare i say)
the dealer. an other spot is any of the bronco cat's
duffy , wild horses ect. if anything they better be able to help you out!!

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2002, 06:27 PM
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My suggestion...go with a mallory unilite distributor. It still has a vaccum advance but you'l do away with those pesky points. And it's real easy to install. Also run some split fires or something comparable, you'l like the improvement. I have one on my '70 302 and timings great!
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