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timming question/ top dead center


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#1 86subaru

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 06:54 PM

when setting timming marks, which marks do you set the pointer at ? , i cranked the motor by hand , and turned it to A and left it there , i do not mean when turning the dist that is .8 , what mark is top dead center ?this is on a 84 brat with a weber ,thanks

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:36 PM

There should be a 0 (zero) mark, that will be top dead center.

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 07:43 PM

that is what i was thinking , my books say something about 3 marks , thanks

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 09:02 PM

set top dead center, set timming to .8 , major back firing , surging , so i bumped up timming to .12 , alittle less backing firing , if i really get on the gas is when it back fires , what should i look at next ?

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 04:55 AM

Nothing chiseled in stone here, but I'll see if I can make it down this weekend. I'll let you know....

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 05:04 AM

no big deal, when ever you take your grandson back ,stop on by

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 12:33 PM

The three hash marks on your flywheel are for aligning (timing) the camshaft in relation to the crankshaft.

The degrees marked on the flywheel are for aligning (timing) the distributor to the camshaft + crankshaft + piston = ignition timing. Thats why ignition timing is so hard to get right :(

What was the situation prior to this problem with the backfireing and poor running? Was the dist. pulled, reinstalled, and now this issue?

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 06:13 PM

the weber was not hooked up at all, and the vacuum lines were crossed , oil was going into the weber, , but it was running fine , i decided to change coils and go with a acell coil and this is how it all started




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