OK, now I'm beginning to see. I set the timing staticly by turning the
engine over (while it was out of the car) unitll I felt air coming OUT of
the spark plug hole then placed a "stick" in the plug hole to find TDC
(which was about 12 deg BTC). I then lined the dizzy rotor up exactly with
the #1 wire in the rotor. So far am I right?
As I tried to start the engine up, I second guessed myself, and took the
valve cover off, and watched the valves on #1 (assuming that intake is
closest to the front of the car and opens first) I waited for #1 to open
then close, thinking that the firing should happen then, just before the
exaust opens and rotated the dizzy until it was lined up with #1 then, this
I take is is WRONG. Should I just go back to where it was, or was I wrong
Thanks a lot,
>From: "Randall" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I'll echo other's opinions : there's something wrong with your ignition
>timing. However, either you're turning the engine backwards, or your
>isn't exactly 180 degrees out. #1 intake should close as #1 gets to Bottom
>Dead Center (BDC), not Top Dead Center (TDC).
>Normal timing has #6 exhaust just closing, #6 intake just opening, #1
>firing, crank at TDC. Both #1 valves should have been closed for 1/2
>revolution or more (compression stroke), and stay closed for 1/2 revolution
>or more (power stroke).
>If #6 doesn't get to the "balance point" (exhaust closing, intake opening)
>with the #1 (and #6) piston at TDC, then your cam timing has also been set
>wrong, and you will have to pull the timing cover to fix it.
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