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1930 Modle A Ford Timing


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I recently bought a 1930 Modle A Ford that is in good running condition. When started it idles like a tuned insturment, but when throttled up it ethier sputters and dies. I have gone through the timing procedures over and over to no availe, what needs to be done to correct the problem?

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Do you have a stock, manual advance distributor? If so, and properly timed, it should start and idle at full retard (left lever all the way up). You can advance it to about 3/4 of the way down and do most of your driving there. At highway speeds, you can go to full advance. <P>Make sure you have the lever at full retard when timing the engine.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Check the wire between the lower plate and the upper moveable breaker plate. A worn wire can shortout to the distributor housing.

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