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Old 06-09-2008, 09:47 PM
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351m timing help any addvice help

hello all.
im new to this so bear with me.
i have a 351m.
the guy i got the motor from passed on.
he pulled it down to put a new cam in and never got it done.
i put the cam and new timing set in it.
now i need help setting the distributer.
it does not have a timing pointer tab. so i want to get it right the first time. i dont want to have to pull a plug and bring it back up to tdc that way.
i dont no where the #1 sets on these things.
ive never set a distributer on 1 of these. do you no a site that i can go to so i can see where the bug points on the cap and see where the vac advance sets when you drop it in to line every thing up.
thanks a bunch.

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Old 06-10-2008, 07:12 AM
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In the time it took you to post this you could have had it done. Put your #1 on TDC compression stroke, drop the dist in the hole and wherever the rotor points will be your #1 on the cap. Continue around for your proper firing order. Fire it up and set the total timing.
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it may have been an odd question, but i like do get things done right the first time. it should be ready to drop in now since i put the new chain in and the motor has not been turned over right.
how do you no when its on the compression stroke if you did'nt no 4 sure

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