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got a 355 with a tight lash circle track cam brand new street fire dist. after i broke a few pushrods last race from the motor pre igniting. I rebuilt it all and go to start it up and when i go to turn the dist. with the light on it. It retards(sends the tdc mark counterclockwise instead of clockwise) This is the second dist. if installed and still retards when i turn to advance the timing. Even tried making a mark on the balancer to see if it slip. any thoughts on this would be appreciated!
 

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ign. timing is retarding when the dist. is adv.

Looking down at the SBC timing cover scale it reads from left to right 16-12-8-4-0-4-8. Before top dead center is left of "0" and After top dead center is to the right of "0". Turning the distributor counterclockwise advances timing and clockwise retards timing.
 
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