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Re: timing

To: "Max Heim" <>, "MG List" <>
Subject: Re: timing
From: "Telewest \(PH\)" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 10:20:08 +0100
If disassembled the distributor can be reassembled 180 degrees out, but this
only affects where the No.1 plug lead sits.  If it runs, and all cylinders
are firing, then No.1 and No. 4 must be firing when the pistons are near
TDC, if this is not what the timing marks show then it is the marks that are

----- Original Message -----
From: "Max Heim" <>
To: "MG List" <>
Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: timing

> (see my other message for some of the other points)
> The distributor does not actually fit 180 degrees out -- it is
> asymmetrically keyed.
> The spark plug leads are a possibility, but I would start by assuming
> they're right -- why wouldn't they be? But once you've determined TDC on
> you should be able to sort them out.

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