351 C Timing?
Just want to run this by you all. I bought a 79 f-150 with 351 C.
I went to pick it up and it started fine (really quick, barely turned over and was running) we idled it for a while and shut it off after it was warmed up. We went to start it again and it kept back firing into carb. After messing with it we backed dist off 1 tooth. It started up just fine ran well. The guy I bought it from has been working on it beacuse he went to start it up and it was doing the same thing. I'm not sure what he may have done but he started it up and was going to test drive it and it stalled out and backfired through the carb again. Could there be a timing problem, there are new timing gears and chain in it already.
He told me that he set the #1 to TDC on Exaust stroke isn't it supposed to be on compression stroke?
Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?