Hi,I am trying to get a friends Estate going and I am having problems getting a spark!everything buzzes out ok,new points and he even bought a spare coil from a Cortina I think.I have connected the neg from the switch to the neg on the coil,the pos from the distributer to the + on the coil,set the gap to 25 thou,new condenser.no spark!the ht lead is ok…..also how can I find out where no 1 plug is on the cap…the old leads have been changed and new ones all same length,so don’t have a small lead to tell me where no 1 is.( can’t find mark on front for timing) All help greatly appreciated.
What is the make of distributor, if it is a Lucas 25D the points should be set at 15 thou not 25.
The timing mark is on dipstick side of the timing chain cover. it may be just two raised marks on the casting or a series of marks, with degrees next too them.
hope this helps perhaps the gurrues can add more.
There is post titled ford timing on here which may help.