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Old 03-11-2012, 12:49 AM   #1
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need advice on gt40 swap!!!!

I jave a 87 5.0 with the stock e7's. I am getting ready to do the upper, lower intakes and tje heads. Any advice on how to do the swap without messing up the timing? Is there a certain way to do it or how would i adjust the timing if i do mess it up? Thank you for your response
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I jave a 87 5.0 with the stock e7's. I am getting ready to do the upper, lower intakes and tje heads. Any advice on how to do the swap without messing up the timing? Is there a certain way to do it or how would i adjust the timing if i do mess it up? Thank you for your response
Are you changing the cam too? If so you have to pull your distributor, since your doing heads and intake you should do the cam also, and new rocker arms 1.6 or 1.7 for the new heads!! When your done the swap you'll need to re-time it and most likely have to get it tuned to run right!!
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Just take the distributor cap off and get some with out...mark where the rotor is pointing to on the distributor so when u put it back on u set it right where it goes...but if your changing the cam u need to time it again
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I'm about to do the same swap and read somewhere if you aren't changing the cam that you can just loosen the distributor nut and lean it forward without taking it completely out and as long as the engine doesn't get turned over you would be fine. Can't remember where I read this though.
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U could do that just remove the distributor cap and housing...that should give u enough clearance
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When I pulled my intake I left the dizzy in.by I'm not sure how much different the carbed and efi intakes are.it did make it a little more difficult but wasnt bad.
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Re: need advice on gt40 swap!!!!

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I'm about to do the same swap and read somewhere if you aren't changing the cam that you can just loosen the distributor nut and lean it forward without taking it completely out and as long as the engine doesn't get turned over you would be fine. Can't remember where I read this though.
You cannot "lean" a distributor just by loosening the hold down bolt.
To get it to lean you would have to partially remove it and at that point you just as well go ahead and pull it out to get it out of the way.
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Thanks for clearing that up. That's why you can't believe everything you read
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An easy way to do it, is mark your distributor and engine block so you know how it sits. After that you can remove it to make the intake swap easier. Then just match up the marks again when putting it back in. There are a ton of YouTube videos that can show you the process
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Check this video , there are a few parts , this is part 1

The video is showing you on a Chevy motor but is the same idea!!!

Check out this video

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