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Subject: Re: 1973 wanderlodge 391 ford engine


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Harvey Lawrence
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Date Posted: 05/ 3/ 05, 5:09pm
In reply to: Mike K 's message, "1973 wanderlodge 391 ford engine" on 04/ 27/ 05, 12:08pm

Mike,
you might check your local library and see if they have any
1970's chilton repair manuals. it would be listed there. another source could be your localtruck parts store.
I am checking elsewhere also

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[> Subject: Re: 1973 wanderlodge 391 ford engine


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harvey Lawrence
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Date Posted: 05/ 4/ 05, 6:00am

Mike,
After a little further research, we have your info.

The dwell on the ford 391 should be set at from 28 deg. to 32 deg.--30 deg being the ideal setting.
Plugs should be gapped at 35 thousands. Point should be initally set at 15 thousands, however may requre adjusting.
The method to use is to remove the distributor cap, and turn the engine over with the starter with the dwell meter hooked up. You should set the dwell as close to 30 as you can.When you start the engine the dwell can change due to wear on the the distibuter drive shaft, so you may have to start engine . check dwell, then shut down and adjust the points, and repeat the process until you have the dwell as close to 30 as possible when you rv up the motor.
Hope this makes your day
Harvey

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[> [> Subject: Re: 1973 wanderlodge 391 ford engine


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Jerry
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Date Posted: 12/ 7/ 05, 10:01pm

In this day and age I cannot believe that anyone is still running a "points" ignition system. A conversion to electronic ignition will make your engine run better, run longer, no longer need frequent tune-ups, and will improve your fuel efficiency. There were lots of Ford "FE" engines (332,352,390,391truck, 410,428 and the mighty 427) so you should be able to find a conversion kit on the cheap.

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