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When setting the timing on a sbc. When I want to retard or advance the dist. which way do I turn the dist. I am exhausted and for the life of me I can't remember. I have to much going on right no I can't think straight. I know this is a dumb question and I should know the answer But I just am wanting to make sure before I beat myself up any more over this motor that I can't get to run. Sometimes you just need to take a break and walk away for a while. Thanks for your help
 

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inquiring_mind2 said:
When setting the timing on a sbc. When I want to retard or advance the dist. which way do I turn the dist. I am exhausted and for the life of me I can't remember. I have to much going on right no I can't think straight. I know this is a dumb question and I should know the answer But I just am wanting to make sure before I beat myself up any more over this motor that I can't get to run. Sometimes you just need to take a break and walk away for a while. Thanks for your help
since different cars have a different rotation going in the direction the rotor turns will retard turning the dist opposite the direction of the rotor rotation will advance the spark.
 

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Any time you see a vacuum advance canister, it "points" in the direction of advance.

You notice on your SBC, the can is probably on the passenger side pointing CCW. Turning it CCW advances.
 
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