timing chain

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    Engine '89 GT Won't run unless base timing is 30deg

    Hey everyone, this is a stumper for me. My 89 GT will not fire up or stay running unless the base timing is set to ~30 degrees. With the timing light reading 12 degrees the car will crank but not start. While someone is cranking I turn the distributor to 30 degrees it will fire up and run...
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    Timing messed up?

    So I dropped my car off at the mechanic to have my oil pump replaced on my 2016 Mustang GT. And I know from doing my research that they had to remove both of the timing chains to get to it. When I got back to my vehicle and started it it made a really weird noise like there was metal ticking. I...
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    Just arrived with a 1965 289 and a 1973 Mach I - and a vacuum leak solved

    I just joined this resource and want to introduce myself. I own a 1965 red convertible 289 with a Holly 4 bbl and a 1973 yellow Mach 1. A couple of days ago I was driving my 1965 and all was well - nice trip around the "long block". A little later my daughter and her friends wanted me to take...
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    Timing chain guide broken

    Recently the one of the guides/tensioners on my timing chain broke. The broken part broke my valve cover. We're trying to replace it but I can't figure out what the part number is. This is on a 2006 4l v6. The pictures aren't great but could anyone point me in the right direction?
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    Timing rattle

    I have a 1996 mustang gt with what sounds like a rattle in the timing chain. I’ve changed all the sprockets. Chains. Guides. Arms. Tensioners. Harmonic balancer. Everything. But the noise remains. I’ve had the timing cover off 4 times trying to figure this out. Any ideas? It’s an intermittent noise.
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    Checking Timing Chain

    Howdy, I want to check my timing chain because i have no idea if/when the POs changed it. Came across this website where duder writes about easy way to check timing chain slack: http://www.misterfixit.com/chanslop.htm Here is what i'm confused about (assuming this method is legit).. He...