Richard, thank you very much for a warm welcome and a helpful answer, I was beginning to lose faith, but I guess these are simple questions for you guys!
So am I safe pointing it at 0* on the timing pointer? This carcraft article suggests installing at 12* BTDC: http://www.carcraft.com/howto/ccrp_0...tor/index.html
Any reason why they do this?
What if the rotor isn't pointing directly at a point?
Originally Posted by richard stewart 3rd
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Chevy's Dist. rotate clockwise, so buy turning the dist CC. you were advancing the timing further.
I have a buddy that can't get this right either, so now he takes the valve cover off & watches for both valves to be closed, then lines up the pointer at 0*
It's not necessary to change the dist location, you can just change the location of the wires, after you have #1 at TDC wherever the rotor is pointing, make that tower the #1 plug wires new home.
Plug gaps, fool around a little with the gaps, you may find a closer setting may work better for you
You can change seals while the heads are still on