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Old 09-15-2003, 05:45 PM
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gran torino- Pinging

i have a 1972 ford gran torino, which i have recently purchased ,it has a 351clevland 2bbl which seems to be pinging under load, it seems to be running quite hot as well, i have heard that maybe removing the air con equipment may help it to run cooler, then also i guess it may be that the timing is out , so any help on this matter would be much appreciated, thanks

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Old 09-15-2003, 10:02 PM
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Sounds like the timing needs to be retarted a little... Does the motor kick back when trying to start it? (Hard to crank)
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it cranks over great , although when hot it sometimes wont start unless accelerator held fully down, it generally runs really well otherwise
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please forgive me for asking a dumb question but....

are you able to check the timing, ie do you have a timing light? or access to one?


cos thats what it sounds like to me.....
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Old 09-16-2003, 05:30 AM
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Those were in the early era of pollution controls and have several little devices that could affect it. I think it has an egr,they are used to cool combustion temps,might check that it's functioning. If it is the plate type,the early aluminum ones had a bad deterioration problem and would errode away creating a lean condirion that would also cause that.
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