Beer Swillin' Redneck
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Your Mom's House
Run an EEC test before you do anything. And check your fuel pressure. If it sounds like a someone shaking a spray paint can then it is probably clatter. A lifter tick or rocker tick is rare in a Ford and is a sign of very very poor maintenance. Further, the knock would be a constant tick tick tick, not just a tick under acceleration. If I were to bet money on it, I think you either have a fuel delivery problem or a mis-calibrated air meter.
The ford valvetrains are non adjustable, unless you have converted yours to heads that are.
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