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post #1 of 3 Old 08-01-2007, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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88 lx questions

hey folks new owner of a 88 lx 5.0 automatic and i was reading on advancing my timing, but i ran into a small snag..i cant seem to locate the reference guide for the marks...i could always just go by ear but that makes me abit nervous...and im going to ask a really newbie question i will most likely get flamed for but here we go..88 lx auto w/ shift kit 4:10 posi rear. hooker shorty headers high flow h pipe 2 1/2 inch dia piping i was wondering with this setup and being a advid dragger think i could break the 14.5 mark?..im taking down friday evening to cecil county md so i was just wondering ahead of time... i raced a wrx with 3 inch muffler and bov today from a 20mph roll and had him by a fender
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I had the same problem. What I had to do was go underneath the car with a flashlight and look for the timing marks and mark them with a marker or white out.

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Sounds like a descent ride. Turn the timing up to like 16* and take it down the road. if it detonates (pings) with hi-test fuel (92/93 octane), then back it down a tad..
Be happy with high 14/low 15's with street tires and that set up. Cecil county. My sister-inlaw lives in Northeast. My nephews know the kids of the track owner. Never been there with the 'Stang (too long a trip), but they get a pretty good turnout.

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