Re: Timing on 289 in a 64 Galaxie 500
I have only had the car for 3 weeks, and have not got her to run yet. First it was not turning fast enough, so I got a new battery and new battery cables. Then I poored some gas in the carb and would get it to carch for about 2 seconds and then it started back firing. I read that ment the plug wires were wrong. So I reset them according to the (1) on the distributor cap. That was way off. So I'm trying to figure out how it was before, I found a diagram somewhat like the one you gave me showing plug wire 1 being one terminal from the back clip, that wasn't it either.
I'm starting to think that is was installed 180 out because of the hard line that comes in the front of the distributor (see above picture).