> What direction does the fan turn? (1) If I am facing it does it turn
The belt moves from the crankshaft, over the generator then over the water pump.
> Also, I have given thought to spinning the oil pump with a drill. I
> have removed the top 6" that comes out from removing the distributor. I see
> the slotted grove in the motor's hole: funny, the outer brass grove does not
> exactly line up with the silver center grove. (2)I wonder if it matters
> because (I think) the distributor seems to go into into this grove when
Yes, it matters. The dog on the dizzy is likewise offset, it should only go in
one way round. Otherwise the timing is off by 180 degrees at the distributor.
> Perhaps the most unsettling is that when I insert a very wide bladed
> screwdriver into this slot (and it takes up 75% of the slot), (3) shouldn't
> I be able to turn it!! I doubt my little drill motor could turn it either.
> (I know it turns counterclockwise)
If I have this right, you're looking at the gear that engages the camshaft (and
drives the tach drive). You'll have to remove that gear to turn the oil pump
(and then find something to mate with the male end of the pump shaft).
> I'll proably forego the drill motor turning and just let the starter motor
> 'spin' the unwired motor thereby priming things and testing my oil pressure.
> What do you think (4)?
That's my recommendation on how to do it on a TRactor motor.
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