Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 10:16:42 -0500
Reply-To: Roger Sisler <rogersisler2000@YAHOO.COM>
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From: Roger Sisler <rogersisler2000@YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Help diagnose Cinco
Here is how I would adjust the engine to install the dist.Loosen the spark
plugs so the engine will turn over easily.Remove the #1 spark plug.This is
by the AFM. Next , I would use a socket on the alt nut at the pully to turn
the engine over.Turn the engine over till you can just start to feel
compression at the number 1 spark plug hole. This ,with your finger in that
spark plug hole to block the air to get commpression.So now you know that
you are on the compression stroke for the #1 piston.Stick a screw driver
into the cylinder till it reaches the top of the piston.Now, continue to
turn the pully till the sacrew driver stops moving out of the cyl. The
piston is at the top of its stroke.Stop, cause you are now at TDC for
cyl#1.Now install the distributor with the rotor jpointing at cyl#1 on the
dist cap.I think the dist can only go in two ways.Right on , or 180 degrees
off.Make sure that the dist. vacuum advance and mechanical advance is not
binding.That they are at the non running position.Do you have the proper
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