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It is backfiring through the. My engine is backfiring

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It is backfiring through...

It is backfiring through the carburetor

Mechanic's Assistant: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?

My engine is backfiring through the carburetor

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

86 f250

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F250 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes I am. I turned the engine by hand to 0 degrees on the crank and I took the distributor cap off and adjusted it to where the 1 cylinder plug is above the rotor and it backfires through the carburetor

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The engine is a ford 460

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Have you verified you have the firing order correct?

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