1966 ford mustang

Asked by Feb 20, 2017 at 12:36 PM about the 1966 Ford Mustang Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Straight 6 3.3l Timing problem i have set the
timeing on my mustang at tdc #1 piston up on a
compression stroke and have the rotor pointing at
#1 point on distributer all it will do is turn over and
not start what is my problem?

4 Answers


Check for spark. If you don't have spark it could be the coil, the points. the wires or the point gap.


These are a pain is the A** to get just right, you are off just a hair and will need to take out rotor and sit in in again at a different point to the number cylinder. I had the same thing on a 67 stang and it took a few times, but you will find it..

I turned it and am getting a backfire through the carb


A backfire is the timing set too far advanced.

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