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Old 08-31-2012, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by oldchevy1956 View Post
Again thanks for all the advice as, even though I have been setting timing and such for a long time on cars, I was struggling with this particular engine for some reason.
A good excercise would be to check for true TDC and set the pointer on the damper. Make sure that the timing pointer lines up with the 0 mark on the damper when #1 piston is at true TDC. Use a piston stop.

It could be that you are off on the mark (slipped damper outer ring, wrong pointer, inaccurate pointer etc.) thus the timing is actaully less/more than you are reading with the light. This procedure is well worth the effort.
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