Hello folks, newbie question here. I installed a new distributor Monday and just can't seem to get it right. I beleive that I installed it right, by finding to dead center on #1 (timing marks line up perfectly) and installed the distributor with the rotor facing the #1 lug on the cap. Before that I was under the impression that the rotor pointed to the #1 cylinder. Which is right? But anyway, I finally get it to hit and I now have backfire out of the carb (and a small fire by the way). So my questions is, Is it possible to be 180 out even if I have TDC on the #1 cylinder and the rotor in the correct postion. Someone told me that the #1 piston and the #6 (I think) would be up and the timming marks will still line up good and it would give the impression of TDC but it is not. I took the #1 plug out and felt the piston, so I thought that it was a good TDC. I am just confused. Thanks to all that reply.