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    Just bought a ready to run distributor from MSD, model #8350. It has the ability to run a vacuum advance (no good on a jet), centrifugal advance via three supplied weights, or the ability to lock out the advance.

    I am guessing that on a jet I want to lock out the advance correct? This is a for a 460 Ford, mild cam (no head work was done), tunnel ram with 450s

    Can't wait to see how much better it runs with the new stuff vs the old points distributor!
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    locked is jus simple and reliable, i'd lock it and start with 32* total, check plugs from there. bbf's don't like alot of timing imo

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    X 2 they are finicky on too much advance, myself use 35.
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    Any recommendations on a hand held set of ignition wire cutters/crimpers? My wires are 8.5mm if that makes any difference. Any tips on actually cutting and crimping them? They are the 'fold over' type...

    http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/40205/10002/-1
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    yep get em tight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storz View Post
    Any recommendations on a hand held set of ignition wire cutters/crimpers? My wires are 8.5mm if that makes any difference. Any tips on actually cutting and crimping them? They are the 'fold over' type...

    http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS/555/40205/10002/-1

    5 bucks and it works great.
    http://www.jegs.com/i/MSD+Ignition/121/3503/10002/-1

    best I've used yet:
    http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MSD-35051/

    either one will get the job done correctly.
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    Thanks for the links.

    How do you check total timing? I've only ever set the timing at idle...\

    I should add that this will be for an MSD locked out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Storz View Post
    Thanks for the links.

    How do you check total timing? I've only ever set the timing at idle...
    It's helpful to have a "dial back" timing light. Or you can buy some timing tape....I could never get the timing tape to stay on.
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