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Thanks for the info, that is a lifesaver. I should have put this in the earlier question, but do you know if the vacuum hose is to be removed from the distributor vacuum advance when setting the timing. Some info I did find implied that sometimes you remove it, and sometimes you don't.
Sorry to bump this thread from the dead, but didnt want to start another one. Dennis, is that chart you referenced applicable to a 73 f250 w/ a 460 also? Somehow I ended up setting the timing at about 9-10 with the vacuum advance disconnected from the dist and plugged, and the truck has a terrible time starting up. Got the info from here (this site), but dont remember how long ago or from whom ( I have been on 2 cruises back to back and am getting ready for another one, and just havent been around much.)
Drive it and see. If you don't like it, keep bumping it up till you are happy with the power, and it starts easy. 4* is where some engines were supposed to be from the factory. The heavier duty, the lower the timing is it seems like.
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