3.3 Vs 4.1 Distributor - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-24-04, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
coupefan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Toowoomba
Age: 38
Posts: 85
3.3 Vs 4.1 Distributor

Hey all,

Is there a difference between the 3.3L and 4.1L distributors in regards to the advance angle progression.

BTW: Whats the go with dialing in the mechanical distributors??? Is it because of the quality of fuel and how its changed over the years or is it because they wear out of shape???


coupefan is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-26-04, 05:41 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Perth
Posts: 81
Re: 3.3 Vs 4.1 Distributor

Mostly because they wear out of shape. The drive shaft, the points, the centrifugal advance -- even the condensers also give up fairly regularly. Even using hollow-point points I had troubles with pitting, it was difficult to keep a decent gap. TGF electronic & breakerless ignition systems!
gordon451 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Ponies from the 4.1 coupefan Inline 6 Tech 3 01-03-04 04:44 AM
3.3 to 4.1 in XE DansEdgli General Tech 10 02-20-03 03:39 AM
3.8 distributor question. Swimmster V6 and Hot4 Tech 0 05-31-02 05:29 PM
Timing snavy General Tech 13 04-18-02 10:35 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome