Re: Nutter Specific Timing?
I did the Nutter to my 87 and set the timing at around 11 or 12 BTDC and it runs great, plenty of advance, it actually has real accelleration now, it pulls strong well past 3000 RPM.
I also did the TR upgrade and the later model (early 90's) Escort coils are not TFI coils and they won't work, they are a totally different thing, all of the plug wires run to it. I used a coil from a 93 Ford Probe, it is a TFI coil.
I also used the 92 Cherokee wires, but if you use them, you need to mount your TFI coil in the same place as the stock coil because the coil wire in the set is very short. I don't know about any other factory brackets, but the one from my Probe coil worked great in the stock location after enlarging and slightly elongating the mounting holes a bit.
The TR upgrade is well worth doing, especially if your cap and wires are in need of replacement anyway. I think it allows you to take full advantage of the Nutter Bypass.