Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: So.West Indiana
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Crankshaft and camshaft are both keywayed so you can't screw it up...
Just rotate crank so the piston is at TDC,
Use something SOFT in the spark plug hole, like wooden dowel rod or chop stick to locate piston top...
And turn crank by hand until you find the piston at the very top...
Turn the cam so the intake valve on #1 closes,
Rotate 90 Degrees more, and you are ready to put the timing set on cam/crank.
Doing it this way will get you 99% the way to correctly timed, and the timing set will do the rest.
Some timing sets have keyways for more than one crankshaft arrangment, so finding TDC of #1,
Then finding the Intake valve closing, plus 90 degrees will locate the correct keyways for you.
Just line the 'Dots' on the timing set up FACING EACH OTHER, and on a centerline between center of crankshaft and camshaft, and you will be fine.
Don't over think this, it's VERY simple and easy!
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