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Old 06-21-2005, 18:01   #1 (permalink)
bjw2470t
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Help : Need vacuum advance for a Ford 3.0 Taurus engine.

I want to put a ford 3.0 taurus engine in an old forklift but Haven't
found a distributor with a vacuum advance.
All help will be appreciated.
Bryan

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Old 06-21-2005, 19:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help : Need vacuum advance for a Ford 3.0 Taurus engine.

bjw2470t wrote:
> I want to put a ford 3.0 taurus engine in an old forklift but Haven't
> found a distributor with a vacuum advance.
> All help will be appreciated.
> Bryan
>


I'd like to marinize one, too, and am having the same issue... to a point.

I'd like to have it be a carb'd 3.0, w/ centrifugal advance only. Looks
like I'd have to do a side-draft carb, & cobble together a distributor
from the parts bin, with a Pertronix module and conventional battery
ignition... then the copper gaskets & water-cooled exhaust manifolds...
so I just canned the whole idea.

How are you going to get it to mate up into a lift truck(PTO, carb,
engine control, etc.)? The chevy 4.3 V-6 is widely used in that
application(marine too...), and they are plentiful & cheap. That's the
route that makes the most sense.

Rob
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Old 07-03-2005, 12:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Help : Need vacuum advance for a Ford 3.0 Taurus engine.

trainfan1 wrote:
> bjw2470t wrote:
>
>> I want to put a ford 3.0 taurus engine in an old forklift but Haven't
>> found a distributor with a vacuum advance. All help will be appreciated.
>> Bryan
>>

>
> I'd like to marinize one, too, and am having the same issue... to a point.
>
> I'd like to have it be a carb'd 3.0, w/ centrifugal advance only. Looks
> like I'd have to do a side-draft carb, & cobble together a distributor
> from the parts bin, with a Pertronix module and conventional battery
> ignition... then the copper gaskets & water-cooled exhaust manifolds...
> so I just canned the whole idea.
>
> How are you going to get it to mate up into a lift truck(PTO, carb,
> engine control, etc.)? The chevy 4.3 V-6 is widely used in that
> application(marine too...), and they are plentiful & cheap. That's the
> route that makes the most sense.
>
> Rob

why u need vacuum ? use the pip module and some msd module for fords ...
then u evem have knock control
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