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Ive searched and Ive found descriptions and pictures for the later SPOUT connectors bout can not confirm what mine looks like.
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You should have a plug right by the module on your distributor. It should have I do believe a single wire on the plug, boths sides. Unplug that. Thats your spout.
 

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Can't be to hard as long as someone didn't cut it off. Work your way back from the TFI modul on the distributer. Look for a thick, rectangular object. If it was fvcked with by the previous owner, it's possible they may have cut the wires and twisted them together.

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Yea, it should be floating around your distributor area, at least mine it. It's just a little black tab probably smaller than 1/2 by 1/2.
 

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Here is a picture of mine. It is the black connector below the wires. It is below the distributor.

 

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Im really sorry for my lack of savvy, guys. Im learning slowly.

I saw from sewiv's writeup about the sixlitre tune up (http://fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63592) that the SPOUT is located near the driver firewall in the newer models...and that mine was definately not there.


steve83: I found the same drawing in a few places, I think on your supermotors site as well as in a few threads and on fordfuelinjection.com. The drawing was for the later models like in sexiv'x writeup (where the SPOUT is in the driver rear of the engine compartment, right in the corner)

jem270: great pic: I bet this is where mine is too, but I dont know where that is ( I would need zoomed out for more perspective)

I dont know what my module looks like or where it is.


my mileage is $hit and im doind sixlitre...Ive put all fo the parts in but could not locate the SPOUT...I disconnected something that looked soemthing like the SPOUT in the pics that was right near the coil...dont know it it did anything. I check the timing anyway, just to see what it was- it was 23* at 850 RPM...which is crazy advanced, right?
I think that what I disconnedcted was not the SPOUT... so I just left the timing alone until I can determine exactly what the SPOUT is.
--I did notice better idle, throttle response, and power just from the new coil, cap, wires, and gapped plugs though!

Thanks guys!
 

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Im really sorry for my lack of savvy, guys. Im learning slowly.

I saw from sewiv's writeup about the sixlitre tune up (http://fullsizebronco.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63592) that the SPOUT is located near the driver firewall in the newer models...and that mine was definately not there.


steve83: I found the same drawing in a few places, I think on your supermotors site as well as in a few threads and on fordfuelinjection.com. The drawing was for the later models like in sexiv'x writeup (where the SPOUT is in the driver rear of the engine compartment, right in the corner)

jem270: great pic: I bet this is where mine is too, but I dont know where that is ( I would need zoomed out for more perspective)

I dont know what my module looks like or where it is.


my mileage is $hit and im doind sixlitre...Ive put all fo the parts in but could not locate the SPOUT...I disconnected something that looked soemthing like the SPOUT in the pics that was right near the coil...dont know it it did anything. I check the timing anyway, just to see what it was- it was 23* at 850 RPM...which is crazy advanced, right?
I think that what I disconnedcted was not the SPOUT... so I just left the timing alone until I can determine exactly what the SPOUT is.
--I did notice better idle, throttle response, and power just from the new coil, cap, wires, and gapped plugs though!

Thanks guys!
An 87's SPOUT is not near the coil. It's towards the front of your truck, so much so that you often have to reach through the belt to get reach it. It's right near the distributor that you have to twist to adjust your timing. If you look "through" your belt towards the base of your distributor, you'll see a couple of wires. One is the spout--a dead end loop that ends in a small plastic cap like the picture above. Simply remove the cap, make adjustments to timing, etc., then snap it back on when you're done.
 

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Here is a blow up of the front of the engine. Look at the right side of the picture. The picture I posted of mine has the "TFI module" on top and the "To Timing Test Lead" (spout) on the bottom.

 

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I think I can locate the SPOUT now....that diagram is just what I needed, JEM270.
Ill tell you guys how it works out later, as I check base and then advance.

Thanks for the help.
 

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Found it, it was hiding below the coolant hose...impossible to see unless you know exactly where to look (which I did thanks to you guys)...

It was right on 10*. Ill be advancing tommorow morning...Hoping for the change that everyone talks about!
 

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So I advanced to to 12*....had some valve rattle at anything above that.
The truck feels great...smooth idles, quick and powerful response. Gonna see about the mileagle...

The distributor is quite tough to turn...that was surprising. How do you guys turn it?
 

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loosen the bolt:toothless

LOL..Have you found the distributer bolt yet? It is hard to find if you don't know what to look for. You will need a flashlight.
 

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I nearly took the bolt out....it was still really tough to turn (had to tap with a hammer). Anything wrong with spraying the crap out of the base of the distributor with PB blaster?
 
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