Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Eastern Tennessee
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
yes, the disty is gear drive directly onto the cam where it slips down into the housing on the back of the head. just pull it out, turn the disty gear 180 and slip it back in.
without looking at it in person its hard to see what the previous owner did. its quite possible he timed the belt (crank to cam timing) 180 out, then wired the disty cap 180 out to accomodate the timing belt being wrong. if he used a aftermarket repair manual (dont remember which one right off), one of them by following their instructions, a person is timing the truck 180 out at the belt. in doing this, a person will either have to install the disty 180 out if they want to keep the plug wires in the original holes, OR, leave the disty alone and change the plug wires 180 to accomodate the belt wrong.
this is just my thought from what i have gathered so far.
going back to your original post, it sounds like the previous owner timed it 180 out on the belt and repositioned the plug wires in the cap to make up for the belt being wrong so in the end it would be timed correctly even though the wires do not match up with what is marked as number 1 on the cap.
does the truck currently run fine and dandy, or not? trying to figure out what the exact problem is so i might help get it all right.
Head chef for izook eventshon
Do unto others as you want done to you!