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Old 08-10-2010, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by k-star
The best way for a newbe to be sure that the engine is at tdc,,,,,Remove the valve cover, turn the engine over and watch the intake valve open then close. continue until you reach the tdc mark on the balancer. Install your distributor at the #1 location and then turn it about 3/4" counter clock wise....

Fire the engine and set the timing with a light..

Right on . Without doing it this way you could be at the top of #1 exhaust stroke and #6 compression stroke . 360 degrees (one full revolution) on the crank from where you want to be .
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