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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Timing engine procedural question

Is it ok to loosen the distributor hold down clamp and rotate the dist by hand while the engine is running to set timing? Or is it best to shut it down, loosen clamp, rotate, tighten and start back up to see what it sits at?

My application is AMC 401, MSD 6A with TFI upgrade. I have read in the past about people getting powerful shocks when fooling with the MSD/TFI stuff.

Second dumb question, you should have light hooked to #1 plug wire, right?

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Re: Timing engine procedural question

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Is it ok to loosen the distributor hold down clamp and rotate the dist by hand while the engine is running to set timing?

Yep, sure is
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Re: Timing engine procedural question

yes, attach to #1

as far as rotating the dist when it's running, just grab the vacuum advance if you don't want to get near the wires.

those coils do give you a little bump if you get hit by them, but if you're careful you should be fine.

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Re: Timing engine procedural question

yeah you should be fine grabbing the vac advance, but dont bump the wires, I accidentally touched the wire coming from the coil to the distrib once, man that hurt like hell, way worse then the 110 volt stuff.

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Re: Timing engine procedural question

Also watch out for the power steering belt and the fan. Pull and plug the vacuum line.
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