Friday, May 1, 2009
The timing is out on this red Mark 7 we have here at Colin's place. It is a Windsor 351. It's becomes hard work researching the problem because of the variety of different configurations in all of these V8s. For example, did you know that the Windsor 351 has a different firing order to a Windsor 302? and when you move on to Clevelands, they are different again. And Fairlane V8s have different specs to ones in Falcon GTs and XBs have different specs to late model XYs and half way through the XY model run they changed from Windsor to Cleveland V8s which makes XY workshop manuals confusing. So, it's time to look for timing marks and before you can do that you have to take the water pump off etc etc. I'm not pretending it's my problem (it's Colin Lucas's) but I find it all interesting nevertheless.