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Terry in Mo (T-Mo)    Posted 08-14-2021 at 09:27:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Timing a Side Distributor
  • I have a 8N that has a 9N engine on it. Someone has replaced the front mount distributor with a side distributor. Since it's a 9N engine, it does not have the access hole on the right rear of the engine to see the timing marks on the flywheel. I'm pretty sure it's out of time. My question is, what is the procedure to set the timing on this? Thanks.

    Dave Smith    Posted 08-15-2021 at 06:25:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Timing a Side Distributor
  • Look in the howtos to find a way to add timing marks.
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    carl    Posted 08-14-2021 at 19:00:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Timing a Side Distributor
  • Try your original owners manual

    JMOR    Posted 08-14-2021 at 09:42:24 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Timing a Side Distributor
  • Easiest is by ear/trial & error. I used the #4 "on the rock" valves position to determine #1 TDC-compression stroke and filed a notch in belt pulley that aligns with engine block casting feature. Based on circumference, you can then mark off various degrees on pulley.

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