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    I installed a Dominator EFI on a ZZ502 with a 4x crank reluctor from a 7.4L in the factory cover, MSD cam sensor set at 195°, Custom, 1 Pulse/Fire, Inductive Delay 100.00 usec, Digital Rising, Reference Angle set to 60°, cam sensor Single Pulse, Digital Rising and output setup DIS Coil-On-Plug Dwell Time 3,0 msec. It's a Coil-Near-Plug and I pinned check the harness to verify the wiring was correct to each coil. When I crank the engine it backfires through the intake and kicks back like it's way advanced or the firing order is wrong! The firing order is set to 18436572 standard and I called Cam Motion who did a custom grind cam and they verified the stock and not an LSx grind. Could the Reference Angle be wrong or any help would be appreciated! Thanks Rick!

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    http://forums.holley.com/showthread....ing-Holley-EFI (Ignition Timing Synchronization)
    CNP/COP/DIS & single coil/distributor ignition synchronization verification & troubleshooting information at the end of post #1.
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    Sounds like a super slick setup!
    Before trying to start the engine, you need to verify timing and if it is off, synchronize it. Danny linked you to all the important information. Andrew

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    Thanks for the replies! I went through the link Danny sent, but it sure does not make sense! I tried setting the cam sensor as you would a distributor and checked the timing, but it was so erratic that the only way it would find 15° of timing was to change the Reference Angle to 80 and I have no idea where the cam sensor is at now. I thought the cam sensor was to be set at a fixed setting and not adjusted for timing? It still will not start and still acts like the tiiming or firing order are way off. Sometimes it acts like it wants to run then the next time I crank it, it seems so far off of timing or firing order?

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