Hi Mike & all
I am pretty sure the 216 flywheel will only go on one way, located by the
dowels. The cold setting for the valves is
Intake .006 Exhaust .013
To still time engine, Make sure #1 is at top [both valves closed], With
timing mark at pointer and rotor pointing at #1 in cap, rotate dist
clockwise and then counterclockwise until points just open, tighten dist
Many happy miles
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Lubitz" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ole Truckers" <oletrucks@Autox.Team.Net>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 5:36 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] A bit desparate for help with the final stages of
> I sent this message last week and I am hoping by sending it again that you
> guys will notice and help me out as per usual. (Thanks Mike Klepp for
> tip on getting the oil pump engaged for a bit to spread the oil around
> inside the engine.)
> I am in the final stages of installing my rebuilt 216 into my '46 3/4 ton
> pickup and I need help with four things:
> 1. How do I orient the flywheel so that the timing mark is in the right
> 2. I would like to roughly set the valves. Can I set them to the specs
> a hot engine before I start it for the first time so that the valves are
> close and the engine will fire?
> 3. I am thinking that I will static time the engine so that I can get the
> timing close. Is the right thing to do?
> 4. Any other tips for a first time do-it-yourselfer in getting the new
> engine in and running correctly?
> Michael Lubitz
> '46 3/4 ton stock pickup named "Buddy"
> '49 three window hot rod
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