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Re: Moisture in the Distributor
You can index the distributor to the position you want by rotating the engine to #1 top dead centre (or you can turn it to #1 tdc before installing the distributor), removing distributor, turning the pump drive slot with a slotted screwdriver, dropping the distributor back in place to desired position of vacuum pot. Either have the rotor lined up with #1 when you install it, and you will find it turns as you drop it in, and /or you must ensure that whatever the end result, the rotor now points at what will be the position for the first spark plug wire. After that, simply follow the firing order. It doesn't matter where you place #1 on the cap, as long as the rotor is pointing there for #1 tdc and you follow the correct firing order thereafter.