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How to Time a Ford 302 Engine


The Ford 302 internal combustion engine is also known as the Ford Windsor engine. It was produced from 1968 to 1973, and was installed in various Ford vehicles such as the Mustang, Bronco and the F100. The ignition timing determines when a spark will occur in the V8 engine to start it up. You should normally check the ignition timing of your 302 engine to keep up with the maintenance needs of the classic engine. Ford set the ignition timing to six degrees before top dead center. You can change the ignition timing or leave it at six degrees, but be careful not to damage the engine when making adjustments.

Things You’ll Need

Timing light, Wrench set, Wheel chocks, Assistant