Top dead center on compression stroke is when both intake and exhaust valves are
closed, therefore, clearance (you should be able to rattle the rocker arms).
also the point at which you should adjust the valves for that cylinder. And
somewhere near where spark is to occur.
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> > Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 13:42:58 EDT
> > Subject: Wheel colour and T.D.C. question
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> > I recall seeing a recommended paint for wire wheels for a 65 mgb. I
> > believe
> > it was from Universitymotors ltd.com, but I can seem to locate the article
> > .
> > The color recommended was a ford silver followed by clear coat. Does
> > anyone
> > have the complete color name?
> > Also, I am trying to replace a distributor drive for my car. The book says
> > to
> > line the grove in the crank pulley with the pointer, this puts the 1
> > piston
> > at t.d.c. The book says the 1 valve gear should have clearance and the 4
> > valve gear should rock. The book says the 1 piston should be on the
> > compression stroke. It does not make sense that the 1 cylinder should have
> > valve clearance (does this mean open?)and still be on the compression
> > stroke.
> > Thanks for any help
> > Vic
> > 65 MGB
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