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Old 12-23-2012, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by KTM11 View Post
I accidentally threw the engine completely out of time while disassembling. Couple questions to make sure i put it back correctly.
If my crank is at top dead center (according to the harmonic balancer on the timing cover) and my camshaft marker is straight down am I in time??? Also the distributor is facing 180* away from the cylinder 1 firing.. I believe cylinder one is on the compression stroke at TDC and that makes me believe I set the timing correctly.
Also do I just torque down the rocker arms to 21 ft lbs to set them? I know other engines (smallblock chevys for sure) you have to get out the feeler gauges and adjust each valve
Not sure on the cam - but TDC should have the distributor rotor pointing at the #1 cylinder location on the distributor cap.
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