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Old 02-29-2004, 08:24 PM
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I've got a ? about distributer placement.

Would like someone's oppinion about distributer placement. Now erlier today i was helping a friend set his timing on a 350 sbc with HEI, i jumped in on the ordeal about middrift along about the time that he had the block and head's in the blaser 4x4, for wich is a stock block set up except for the cam, wich is a Lunati bracket master 11 #00016. Now he already had it in the block before i showed up, and he told me that used a stock timing gear set and had set the two mark's on the gear's like so,the balancer is the smaller type from i believe a 307 sbc, and while checking for (TDC) on the comp-stroke, the timing mark did seam to be were it was supost to be on the timing tab, but after placeing the distributer down in with a mark on the distributer body were the #1 plug tower was on the cap, i lined up the rotor up with the mark and made shore all of the wire's were on right and so forth. This thing would not start up, even after setting the mark on the ballancer at 10 deg btc, and at 0 deg btc, it just spit fire out of the carb and sounded like it wanted to start even after turning the distributer both way's. But when he took the #1 plug back out and brought it back to TDC on the comp, stroke with his methed of a screw driver in the hole to feel if the piston was up, he then took the distributer back out and mooved it 1 tooth, along with the timing mark clean off the tab more towards straight up position, it started and ran. (I dont get it)





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Old 02-29-2004, 08:35 PM
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The motor that the balancer came off probably had the timing tab in a different location than the motor it's on now does.
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