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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default Setting timing on a '90 FI 460

I read somewhere there is a connector for the electronic timing that needs to be disconnected to stop the computer from automatically adjusting timing while trying to set base timing.

Any truth to this? Anybody know where it is?
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 02:44 PM   #2
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Disconnect the single wire inline spark output (spout) connector or remove the shorting bar from the double wire spout connector located near the distributor.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 12:58 PM   #3
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Found it. It was nowhere near the distributor. It was on the firewall. Either way, can't set the timing since the mark on the balancer rusted away and I can't see anything resembling a mark with the timing light. Guess it is time for a new balancer too.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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sand off the balancer with a mid- to fine grade emery cloth or sandpapaer...the marks are recessed, so they will stand out when everything around them is sanded clean
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Old January 25th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #5
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sand off the balancer with a mid- to fine grade emery cloth or sandpapaer...the marks are recessed, so they will stand out when everything around them is sanded clean
I did that. This balancer was pretty rusty so I am guessing I've lost that much metal that the marks are gone.
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