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Old 05-31-2011, 12:04 AM
Astrowing Astrowing is offline
Join Date: Jul 22 2009
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I finally got to work on the vacuum advance again and here is what I found: The advance on the rebuilt distributor that I installed started at 5 psi vacuum and was full in by 10.5 psi. I couldn't get it to adjust to anything different with the hex wrench. I did order a new one which I received this week and it was setup approximately 3 turns out. The vacuum started moving the link at 6 psi and it was in fully at 15 psi. This is what the Ford specs are for the 352 engine. I installed the new vacuum advance and reset the initial timing which I had retarded in order to reduce the pinging. The new vacuum can made a world of difference! The pinging is gone, power is significantly improved and with the advance at idle it is running cooler! The picture below is of my wife driving the Tbird for the first time. The grin says it all!
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