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Advice needed on 3.8 Vacuums and Timing

Okay...so I replaced my head gasket, and I must have messed up something in the of hooking everything back up. Very choppy idle, slightly better at higher rev's. I will say that my headers and catalytic converters are not completely bolted together as I am at a loss of how to fit my arm up there and twist it backwards to tighten the 2nd bolt on each side. So, its loud, but I'm hoping I can jack it up again and give it another go. To my knowledge all vacuums are connected except the little gray one from the EGR solenoid regulator, which I'm still hunting down where it connects to. I will post pics if desired. Also, brake pedal gets hard (as if no booster or vacuum leak) at low rpm, which makes quick stops a PITA. Another factor could be timing. When i put everything back together i set it at 10 degrees BTDC. Which is right, to my knowledge. I was at first 180 off and it wouldn't crank, but now im right on the intake side. Any thoughts???

1993 Thunderbird LX. 3.8L with Underdrive Pulleys, Ford Racing Limited-Slip Differential, Intake & Dual Exhaust, and I like to run advanced timing
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