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Which direction on my 67 Cougar with 289 motor do I turn distributor to retard timing, car is kind of hard to start
 

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I'd probably check other stuff first, but CCW. What do you mean by hard to start? Long cranking time could be not getting enough fuel/to much fuel/ vacuum leak/choke not working/etc....
I'd start by checking the points/dwell/current timing. Then look at choke and take note of what happens when it does start - does it smoke - if so white or black?...that may lead you to where the problem is. Are you getting a good shot of fuel when you first push the gas pedal..?
 
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