Sure fire way to find TDC ?
What is the best way to find TDC on a small block Chevy? The engine is assembled (not by me) and I think the distributor was installed wrong by a few degrees. I'm using a HEI distributor.
Ive heard something about pulling the rocker covers cranking the engine and watching for some particular valve set to be open or closed or something. How will I know when they are open or closed? Do I have to crank it enough to pump up the lifters?
Once I determine I'm at TDC shouldn't the timing tab line up with the timing mark on the harmonic balance?
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