Re: timing 93 f150 5.8l problem lol
If the truck starts its not 180 out. Tell you what to do. Bring the engine to TDC, pull the cap and make sure the rotor is pointing to or close to the #1 tower on the cap. If its 180 out, turn the crank another 360 degrees. Remember the crank turns 2 revolutions to 1 revolution of the cam. When the rotor is pointing toward the #1 tower on the cap, put the cap back on.
Since you don't have a timing light, this will get you close. After you get it on TDC compression, set the crank on the correct timing mark. I think its 10 degrees BTDC (Before Top Dead Center). Remove the #1 spark plug, with the wire on the plug, ground the plug to the exhaust or something on the engine. With the key on, slowly rotate the distributor till you see the plug fire. Do this a few more times till you get it right to the point the plug fires, lock down the distributor.
The firing order should be 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 with the distributor turning counter clockwise.
Cylinders 1-4 on the passenger side front to rear 5-6 drivers side front to rear.
I hope you understand what I'm trying to say, its a whole lot easier to show someone in person how to do this.