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    Help on timing issues.

     



    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum, here's what I got. 350 brand new rebuilt everything new and it was running pretty good a few days ago but I got a stupid moment and thought I can do better then the engine guy. Well I thought I was 180 out cause I thought the engine was running rough! Dah I have a monster cam in it so I removed the dizzy and the wires cause I had no room for the cap to sit. So I crank the engine to tdc 0 on the marker I check to see if Pistons tdc on number one all seems good. I then I stab the distr and get the rotor pointing at number 1. I install the wires. HEI cap I check my wiring with the web. And all I get is a spurt from the carb and no start. I did this 3 times today. Help
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    Welcome to the forum. You say you brought it around to TDC with the mark on zero, but you don't say that you had a finger in your #1 plug hole to ensure that you were on the compression stroke. Sounds to me like you were at TDC on the #1 exhaust stroke, so you are now indeed 180 degrees out on your dizzy.

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    When I put the 0 on the balancer. I then put a wire in the spark hole to see if the
    Piston was there. It seemed to be. If I do the finger thing do I also worry about the 0 mark on the balancer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter6 View Post
    When I put the 0 on the balancer. I then put a wire in the spark hole to see if the
    Piston was there. It seemed to be. If I do the finger thing do I also worry about the 0 mark on the balancer
    Yes, you have to do both. Finger in the plug hole to feel compression as the piston is coming up from the bottom of the stroke, then forget about that and line up the 0 mark on the balancer. You should then be at TDC compression #1. A remote starter switch hooked to the starter solenoid makes it an easier one man job, or pull all of the plugs and use a breaker bar to turn the crank as you feel for compression.
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    Thx. That may be where I'm messing up. I'll go back at it after dinner. Thx again

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