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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 04:29 PM
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distributor timing

Hey guys i got a 86 carbed sammi and i was doing the
leaky dist. fix and when i took out my distributor that rotor spun like it was no tomorrow. i referenced the cap and the bolt but i failed to ref. the rotor. What can i do to figure this on out. I thank you guys for your help in advance. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
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Re: distributor timing

calizuk, The way i do it is get your #1 piston at Top Dead Center, but make sure you do it on the compression stoke. once the #1 piston is at TDC install your distributor with the rotor pointing at the #1 spark plug wire pin on the cap. This should get you close enough to alow you to set the timing by turing the distributor.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2003, 05:52 PM
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Re: distributor timing

follow YOTA's instructions. If it doesn't start or if it backfires real bad, pull the distributer and rotate the
rotor 180* [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img]
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Re: distributor timing

I know this sounds stupid but how? I would probably take off my timing cover and line up the marks then slip my distributor in. Am i making this harder than what it is? [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img]
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Re: distributor timing

Yes you are. Remove the #1 plug, pull the coil wire so it doesn't start, and put a thumb over the plug
hole. Bump the starter and you will feel it when the cyl pushes air at you. Thats the compresion stroke.

Bring it to top dead center using the timing marks. Position the rotor so it pionts to the #1 cap position.

Back it off to allow for the dist gear rotation. Plug it in and you should be at #1 again.

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