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  1. #11

    Default initial timing settings?

    2/0 welding cable from battery to quick disconnect, to ford solenoid (in trunk) to starter. regular battery cable from alt to battery, 2/0 cable for battery ground to frame. 1 ground from alternator bracket to frame up front and 1 ground from transmission to engine bolt to frame. both of those grounds are standard battery cable.

  2. #12
    msdtech1955 Guest

    Default initial timing settings?

    Wormwood wrote:
    2/0 welding cable from battery to quick disconnect, to ford solenoid (in trunk) to starter. regular battery cable from alt to battery, 2/0 cable for battery ground to frame. 1 ground from alternator bracket to frame up front and 1 ground from transmission to engine bolt to frame. both of those grounds are standard battery cable.

    so the solenoid is in the trunk?





    the most overlooked thing when wiring cars is grounds...

    most of us here ...always have the ground lead from the battery to the starter .

    then from there to the frame ...then we run grounds wire from head to head to the starter bolt to complete a good path to ground.

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  3. #13

    Default initial timing settings?

    yes, the solenoid is in the trunk. im trying to keep the engine compartment as clean as possible

  4. Default initial timing settings?

    Are you sure the starter is pushing the pinion gear all the way into the flywheel ring gear? I had that problem once. You need to measure how far the starter mototr gear moves out and compare it to the distance needed to fully engage the flywheel ring gear. Any evidance of starter motor gear being chipped away?

  5. #15

    Default initial timing settings?

    I have no idea matt. I will look into it.



    there is no evidence of gear/tooth wear

  6. #16
    msdtech1955 Guest

    Default initial timing settings?

    sure sounds like a voltage or ground problem.

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  7. #17

    Default initial timing settings?

    X2





    Matt Patterson wrote:
    Are you sure the starter is pushing the pinion gear all the way into the flywheel ring gear? I had that problem once. You need to measure how far the starter mototr gear moves out and compare it to the distance needed to fully engage the flywheel ring gear. Any evidance of starter motor gear being chipped away?

  8. #18

    Default initial timing settings?

    ok, got the car back from the local automotive electrical specialist. he says that my timing was way off, that my starter was pulling a lot (800?) amps, so they lowered the timing and got the draw down to (200 amps?) not sure of the exact numbers or phrasing. so I guess I set up my rotor phasing incorrectly?

  9. #19

    Default initial timing settings?

    Worm:

    Slightly concerned for you.... If "they" lowered your timing, they did this correctly via your handheld since you have the atomic controlling your timing? ... or did they merely start rotating your distributor to retard your timing?

    I'm not too familiar with your set-up and don't know if you did the complete install and settings or if someone helped? If "they" lowered your timing correctly via the handheld, can you post your old settings and what they changed?



    You're curious as to whether you had your rotor incorrectly phased or not, I can't imagine they fixed the phasing of your rotor and adjusted it correctly via your handheld settings UNLESS they understand the ATOMIC...??

    Share with us what you can so we can help you see if it's set up correctly.

    Glad to hear you are figuring this out...

  10. #20

    Default initial timing settings?

    sorry, I should have been more specific....

    I did the complete install, and I am obviously no mechanic, but I am fairly handy. my atomic is set up to control my timing. they lowered the timing by rotating the distributor, because they didn't want to get involved with the whole aftermarket EFI thing. which I don't blame them, at least I know what the culperate is now.

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