Re: 1976 ford 390 timing problems, please help!!!
Firing order for all FE blocks 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 anti clockwise rotation. #1 on the distributor is at the 12:30 to 1 o'clock position when you are facing the vehicle. I had a 76 3/4 ton years ago with a stock 390, but can't remember the timing, but usually around 8-12 deg. BTDC. If its a little sluggish for power, check your vacuum advance and make sure its working.