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Old 07-22-2004, 12:21 PM
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Hello everybody, A couple of basic questions. which cylinder is #1 on a SBC 350cid and whats the best way to find TDC. Thanks
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Hello Mark..............introduce yourself here and ask your question again in the "horodding basics" forum. You will get better results.

I am moving it there for you.

OK.....the #1 cylinder is the front cylinder on the drivers side.

TDC is found by, taking #1 plug out, turn engine clockwise until you can feel air pushing out. That is the exhaust stroke. As the piston comes to the top of the cylinder, that is TDC.
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Old 07-22-2004, 02:02 PM
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compression stroke ponch
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Oh yeah..................I stand corrected............stupid, stupid, stupid.
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uhhh, you should probably use a degree wheel to find true TDC. If your engine is together, you can just use the mark on the ballancer. Maybe you should tell us what it is you want to find it for?

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Old 07-23-2004, 11:17 AM
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Thanks. Let me explain further. My car's mid-engine installation requires the water pump/alternator be mounted on either side. no room up front. so the harmonic balancer becomes a grooved item for belts to drive the aforementioned accessories, and it losses the timing marks . I seem to remember a device that screwed into #1 plug hole and as the crank was turned it would indicate TDC by either a light or graduation's on a scale. I want to then mark the H/B pulley or the Flywheel and use an adjustable timing light. Any one know of such an item?
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He's not doing a 914 V-8 conversion is he?
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porsche 914 SBC 350 cid.

Yes i am, I have , and I did.
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Thought it said your friends car.

That's sweet. I have a 914 with a 3.2 911 motor in it. I love this car.

What kit are you using?
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Old 07-23-2004, 12:03 PM
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Porsche 914 SBC 350 cid

The only one in my opinion worth the time and effort is Renegade Hybrids, although I started with Rod Simpson.
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Yeah, I am doing a 944 conversion with their kit.

I have been out there, they are great people.
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Finding t d c

Doc or someone help me here
Why couldn't he use the air into # 1 cyl (like to remove the valve keepers) to put the cyl. on bottom, mark the harmonic balancer, then go 180 degrees, wouldn't that be T D C or why not just use # 6 cylinder, and that'd put # 1 on top If its a chevy, if not what ever is 180 from # 1
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To check for true TDC, you need a piston stop (can be made from an old spark plug) or a dial indicator.
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Get the piston stop, i got mine from summit, only about $13.
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