[QUOTE=carsavvycook]Your distributor should turn, spray some penetrant on it. Check your vacuum advance to make sure it still works, I doubt if it does. Also the breaker plates get loose, and the spark scatters all over.
Just be careful while trying to break it loose, the housing could break right off.
Here are the timing spec's for the 429, and 460 from that model year.
Timing 6 degrees BTDC, distributor vacuum hose removed and plugged.
The 400 6.6L was not made until 1974, I believe you have the 429.
The 5th digit of the VIN should be a K on your vehicle, which makes it a 429. Now that is not necessarily a bad thing, is it?[/
Wender: The 400m came out in 1971 first put into station wagons then into the toriono the 400 was produced in 71 for emissions b/c ford couldn't get gas mileage or pass government regulations and never jump a tooth in timing you will hit a valve.
Last edited by Wender; 07-25-2010 at 06:15 PM.