WHY IS MY CAR SKIPPING

1973 Ford Ranchero

Tiny

Auchef334

April, 30, 2012 AT 5:27 AM

I have a 1973 ford Ranchero 302, I can not get to car to start unless the firing order is 1/8th to the right of 1 so instead of 15426378 I have to do 54263751 and I can tell is skipping but not sure what to do to fix it

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Tiny

fixitmr

April, 30, 2012 AT 5:36 AM

How did this happen?

Tiny

fixitmr

April, 30, 2012 AT 5:46 AM

Do you mean you switch wires on cap or loosened distributor and turned it?

Tiny

fixitmr

April, 30, 2012 AT 5:48 AM

Did you remove distributor and put it back in? You have to allow 1/8 retard when doing this as the shaft rotates 1/8 when inserting into block.

Tiny

Auchef334

April, 30, 2012 AT 6:33 AM

I changed the spark plugs and wires and that's when it started. I have removed the distributor, But I have loosened it to try and adjust the timing ( after the original problem )

Tiny

fixitmr

April, 30, 2012 AT 6:56 AM

So if you changed wires, did you do it 1 at a time?

Tiny

Auchef334

April, 30, 2012 AT 8:14 AM

No

Tiny

fixitmr

April, 30, 2012 AT 8:33 AM

Then how do you know if t he removed wires were not also off by 1?

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