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Re: Need Help Will Pay $$$!
OK it's late and I may screw this up, but if I do, I'm sure someone will correct me... LOL
What you have probably done is not got the dist back in clocked correctly. This is NOT difficult
to do, but also not difficult to fix.
Pop the #1 plug. Use a small screw driver handle. or your thumb if you can reach it, and cover the plug hole.
Turn it over in spurts, until you get a puff of pressure comming out, and stop.
you should be at or near #1 TDC (top dead center.)
Using the timing marks, get it exactly on TDC. Move the crank by hand, forward or back, or going roughly
2 full crank revoulutions to find it, no matter.
Now check your rotor in the disty. It should be pointing almost exactly at the #1 wire, and its probably not.
This is where you probably got it whacked. [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
Mark the dist housing for #1 wire position. Pop the disty out untill the gear disengages.
Turn the rotor until it points at #1. The gear has 13 teeth on a bevel cut, and its rotational engagement
is about 1 tooth, so you have to go about 27 deg CW past where you think you need to be, then push it
back in. Oh yeah, have the dist housing adjuster slot about centered while you do this dance, so you can
have full sdjustment.
You should be close enough to fire. Snug the dist down and test fire it. If it starts back firing thru the
carb, your 360 out on the crank for TDC.
Pop the dist and turn it 180 and go back in. don't forget that 1 tooth of so of engagement.
Once its running, set the timing using the flywheel markings thru the bell housing port on the drivers side.
It's more accurate.
You should be done...
Don't forget to mark TDC and #1 next time before adjusting valves! [img]images/graemlins/thud.gif[/img]
BTW if you were following the hanes, Its got errors in it for this so don't feel like you were at fault. The
book is wrong I'm told...