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Ford Truck Club Forum > FORD F-100 | F-150 SERIES > 1948-1983 Ford F100



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Old June 5th, 2017, 03:34 PM
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Hi guys, just joined up. Thanks for having me.

I have a 1973 F100, 302 with Windsor JR heads, E303 cam and a Edlelbrock 1406.
The truck had no spark and had not run in a bout a year. I replaced a Chinese knock HEI style distributor with a PerTronix Distributor 134600.

The truck now starts great and runs well but I'm not clear where the timing should be. I've tried 10, 12, 14 degree. The engine is running rich per the plugs and smell test. I've adjusted the carb but cant see to lean it out.

Am I missing something with the timing on the E303 cam, should I be at a higher setting than say 14?

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Well here's my first rookie mistake , looks like I put this in the wrong forum.
Can one of the mods please move this to the garage forums.

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This forum is fine.

Advance the timing till you get spark knock, then retard it 2 degrees.

You can only adjust the idle mixture. To lean it out across the whole range you have to change the main jets.

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Thanks for the reply GLC, I'll give it a go over the next week or two to see how she runs.

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