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Re: Static timing with Pertronix points...Possible?

Posted by kansas (more from kansas) on Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:29:23 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Static timing with Pertronix points...Possible?, tom0710 [Profile/Gallery] , Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:47:12
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I have not tried because I have a timing light, but think this will work:
Turn off ignition. Set park brake, engine in neutral. Remove distributor cap. Rotate engine momentarily with key and assistant watching to see which way distributor rotates, I don't remember. Turn off ignition. Rotate engine manually in that direction until the timing mark is lined up (6 BTDC IIRC) AND the distributor rotor points to the position of the #1 plug wire on the distributor cap. (This is best done by turning the alternator nut with a socket. If the belt slips, press it for more tension. If the rotor points to #4, rotate engine one full turn more until it comes to #1 and the pulley timing mark lines up on the timing cover654.) Remove #1 plug wire at the plug and stick a spare spark plug in the boot. Position plug in contact with any grounded metal part, engine or frame or whatever. Loosen distributor hold down/adjustment bolt. Turn on ignition. Rotate distributor some in the same direction that the rotor turns, then the opposite way. This opposite movement (distributor body moving opposite to normal rotor direction) should produce a spark at the plug. Lock down the distributor at the position where the spark occurs. Report back.



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