My issue with this is ping. I have never heard ping. I know what it is (predetonation) but have no idea what it sounds like and I likely couldnt hear it over my exhaust anyhow. Any pointers here?timing speal , the absolute best way to time a well used worn engine
too time and engine by EAR [ the best way there is ] without a timing light you need two people [ now known as 1 & 2 ] 2 gets in truck and starts it up , 1 gets in engine bay with Dist wrench , 2 drops it in gear and brings rpm's up about 1800 to 2000 rpm's [ guesstimate ] as 1 turns Dist counter clock wise till it just starts to Ping and back it off a little , tighten Dist , have 2 shut it off and do a restart to see HOW it starts [ if it fires right up NICE your done , if it LABORS [ turns over hard ] and doesn't start good , back the timing off a little [ turn Dist clock wise just a little ] try the restart again , if it fires right up your done
Got it.believe me , you can have OPEN headers on a Blown 3000 horse hemi on Nitro , and if it Pings your gonna know it
right off the bat the motor loses power and starts knocking like the rods are coming out of the side of the block if you dont back off the throttle [ they are just so you know ] just the 50% loss in power is most peoples clue
Put ARCO gas in your truck and go up a steep hill. Back in the day that made my 94 F150's 351 ping like crazy. Shell is the same way. Chevron ONLY!My issue with this is ping. I have never heard ping. I know what it is (predetonation) but have no idea what it sounds like and I likely couldnt hear it over my exhaust anyhow. Any pointers here?