Kind of slapped together
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Bossier City, LA
You could rewire and convert to the later Explorer 5.0 setup; but you'll still need to do the initial setup on the cam sensor.
Also, 2* isn't that critical.
Plus - I'll bet MORe than 7 to 8 BTDC.
Which begs another question - what kind of shape is your harmonic balancer in? It may be failing, slipping, and as a result your ignition timing may be off (because it's been reset).