So, no real history on the 351. The vacuum advance had gone bad so we pulled the distributor. The screws were so set in it made more sense (after about 1 hour of drilling) to just get a new distributor. Got the new one. Found TDC. put it in and nothing. could advance it a bit and get her to turn over and run really rough then die.
Did some reading and found an article that the wire order might be 15426378 vs the regular 13726548. This was cited as there were replacement 302 cams used for a lot of repair work at some point. So... not knowing if it ever had a new cam, I tried the new order and it runs. Now, you would think I would be happy, but I am skeptical. She idles very softly and just seems like she is under power now.
Any advice or ideas to what we owe this behavior too??
Thank you in advance.