Originally Posted by mud.man.rj
Maybe the balancer slipped on itself so the marks doesn't line up with tab or you really are out 1 wire on cap. When you advance it to where it runs good does it line up with next wire on cap ?
If I was one out on the cap and advancing it to get it to run right I would be able to get the initial timing set to 15* by turning the cap enough, althoug it might take a lot of turning. As it is, I can't get an initial timing of 15* no matter what without the motor dying/backfiring.
The mark on the balancer does line up with the tab. If I manually turn the crank untill #1 is at TDC compression stroke (I can feel the compression with my finger @ the spark plug hole plus I can see that both valves are closed), the makings on the damper line up perfectly with the tab.