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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-20-06, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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confused 460 timing

Hello. I have a 79 f 150 with a 460 under the hood. Does anyone have any idea what the initial timing is supposed to be set at? I got it a 10 degrees btdc now. Someone at one time told me 13 degrees but I dont know. Also, does an MSD multiple spark box help at all for throttle response? Does it affect where timing should be set? Thanks.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-21-06, 09:39 PM
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Re: 460 timing

I do belive that some of that is dependant on altitude. I am at 4,500 and I set mine at ten. I then had to back it off a little because my compression is to high and it pings like a sunof a gun. but when I turned the crank over to ten, then droped the distibuter in and she fired right up.
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Re: 460 timing

Msd does give better throttle response.It is most benefit below 3000rpm with the multiple sparks.
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Re: 460 timing

best to set it at 3000rpm,,,should be hitting full advance 38deg btdc ,
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