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Old 04-10-2010, 07:40 PM
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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:

Any reason why they do this?

What if the rotor isn't pointing directly at a point?


Originally Posted by richard stewart 3rd
Welcome to Glad to have you with us.

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
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