Originally Posted by WICruiser
I have a 400 SBC that I am building up with a fair number of new parts.
The short block was together when I received it but I am fairly sure it is put together correctly. It came with a chrome timing cover that I believe came from Summit (can confirm if it matters).
I installed a new Summit 8" damper using the oven heating method and all seemed to go together pretty nice.
Problem is when I try to install the timing tab it overlaps the entire width of the damper so that the timing indications on the forward edge are beyond the damper and you can not see the marks on the damper.
It seems all the SBC timing indicators extend the same amount.
Does this mean I have the damper installed incorrectly?
Any insight would be appreciated.
Are you using a 400 balancer as they are different..external balance and different size.