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    Default I am as retarded as my timing

    It never fails...every time I take my distributor out...I can NEVER get it set right.

    DAMMMMMMIT!

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    Well stop taking it out


    Dont you just hate that. Had an engine that I could never get back in, so I'd leave it one tooth over and turn it the engine over with a 1/2 drive rachet. It would also "suck" it down nearly perfect.

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    Heres what I do. Pull all the plugs. Turn the motor over by hand with someones finger in the #1 hole. When it stats to build compression, continue to turn the motor to the desired timing point. Now drop in the dizzy so the rotor is pointing toward the #1 wire terminal. Remember the rotor is going to rotate a little as the dizzy goes down. Account for this by 1 tooth on the dizzy gear. If the dizzy does not go all the way down because of the oil pump shaft, rotate the motor, by hand, until it does. Once it is all the way down, rotate the motor back until the rotor points at #1 again. Set the damper at desired timing again, and if its a MSD, rotate the dizzy body until the reluctor wheel spoke is in the center of the pickup, and snug the dizzy. Start the motor and use a light to time it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by terrible_buddhist View Post
    It never fails...every time I take my distributor out...I can NEVER get it set right.

    DAMMMMMMIT!
    GM? it's ez... mark where the dist. housing meets the intake with a sharpie...
    Mark the direction the rotor is pointing or bump the motor over until it points at a place you can remember...pull the dizy out....now if you tried to put it right back in it wont drop all the way because the oil pump drive turns slightly as the dizzy moves up...

    The trick is to turn the rotor about 180 degrees and it will usually drop in...
    pull it up turn it 180 again and it should drop in again..but you will notice the rotor points about 1 tooth off...flip it 180 again until it drops again and repeat until it drops in and points in the right direction.....each time it drops in and you pull it back up the oil pump drive turns a little

    Sounds kinda complicated..it's not..takes about 2 min....
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    Mark the dizzy and the manifold, Pull the plugs, Stick you finger in the hole and bring it up on TDC on the compression stroke. Pull the cap to the dizzy try to reference what the rotor is pointing at (usually # 1). Drop the dizzy back in (people have they own ways of doing it) usually just place the rotor in the 9 o clock position and when it drops in it will be pointing at number one. You may have to play with it. Don’t forget the gasket!

    For firing purposes, turn the motor over by hand until you get to your desired timing. Take the #1 spark plug and ground it and turn the dizzy every so slightly until it sparks. Once it zaps, stop and tighten down the dizzy. Start it and time it with a light.
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    gosh that sounds familiar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blownjet 468 View Post
    gosh that sounds familiar!
    Only the name was changed to protect the guilty



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    with the cap on, put a mark on the distributor housing where the #1 cap terminal lines up...that's generally close enough for all practical purposes. With the number one plug out, turn the crank until you start feel air coming out of the #1 plug hole. Then watch the balancer...turn the motor until you reach your desired initial timing number...I usually shoot for about 15°. Then drop the distributor in...don't worry about the oil pump shaft...we don't care. Even though the distributor isn't seat all the way because of that pesky oil pump shaft...make sure the rotor is pointed at your mark on the housing, and that you've got some room to adjust forward and backwards. Now, jump the starter with a screwdriver with one hand while holding the distributor down with the other....it will drop down all the way within a revolution or 2. Then tap the starter until your rotor gets somewhat near your mark, go back to the front of the crank and spin it by hand until you're at the 15° mark. Turn the distributor so that your rotor is pointing at the mark, tighten it, put the cap on and fire it up. I can get a distributor in using this method in about 2 minutes, and it lights on the first try every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blownjet 468 View Post
    gosh that sounds familiar!


    I learned that from BlownJet.


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    Bring #1 up on compression stroke. Stop at the desired initial timing make. Drop in dizzy until it seats. Set the rotor so that it points to one of the plug wire terminals. Put the #1 plug wire on that terminal and follow the fireing order with the rest of the wires. It helps if the wires are extra long so they all reach. Bundle them up with zip ties for a cleaner look. Works every time for me.LOL

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    take it to a shop
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    Quote Originally Posted by River Rat 005 View Post
    Bring #1 up on compression stroke. Stop at the desired initial timing make. Drop in dizzy until it seats. Set the rotor so that it points to one of the plug wire terminals. Put the #1 plug wire on that terminal and follow the fireing order with the rest of the wires. It helps if the wires are extra long so they all reach. Bundle them up with zip ties for a cleaner look. Works every time for me.LOL

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    NEVER BUNDLE WIRES TOGETHER , had #5 wire fire #7 cylinder (inductive crossfire) , damn near destroyed a motor ,,,, .............. E

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