View Full Version : timing with pinto dist

12-22-2007, 09:59 PM
I can't find the total advance needed in the 2.8 with the pinto dist. Initial timing would help to(without vacuum line hooked up). Its running at 8*btdc right now. Just want to get it dialed in before I break in the engine.

12-22-2007, 10:53 PM

12-22-2007, 11:05 PM
the 2.8 is supposed to be timed at 10 degrees btdc initially w/vacuum advance plugged.i wouldn't think that it would be different w/duraspark.

12-23-2007, 07:33 AM
ok, I'm pretty close then. Thanks

12-23-2007, 08:51 AM
when in doubt check the tech library,jim has updated the engine info and there is a lot of essential info on our little 2.8l engines.i'm not far behind w/duraspark,i'm doing research now and trying to save money.

12-23-2007, 04:39 PM
I used MSD 6al to fire things. If you've ever had an engine with one of these, you'd love them. This was first on my list.

small ranger
12-28-2007, 11:34 AM
I run 15 deg btdc on my truck with a pinto dizzy

12-28-2007, 11:43 AM
small ranger, whats your total advance running?

12-28-2007, 12:04 PM
I have mine set at 15 degrees, it can be kinda hard to start when it is warmed up (harder than it was with the feedback stuff) I am going to change it to 10 degrees and see if that helps.

small ranger
12-28-2007, 07:55 PM
15 deg btdc is what I read on the timing index with the vac advanced disconnected at approx 700-800 rpm.

12-28-2007, 11:18 PM
small ranger, what I was asking was about your total timing...Initial plus advance in distributor equals total advance at 2500-3000 rpm's ?? It should be 35-38 degrees or so..