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Offline pintoman71

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1971 2.0 timing
« on: May 04, 2012, 11:32:13 PM »
i took the head off to get it cleaned up and freshened up. i am installing a new timing belt... i line up the pointer with the dot on the head. i line up the rotor centered with the hash on the distrib. what do i set the bottom harmonic balancer to? and how do i know the distrib is really set right? HELP PLEASE! HELP! :o ::) :P :-\

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Re: 1971 2.0 timing
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 07:25:07 AM »
The crank should be at zero degrees.  After running, adjust timing with a light.
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Re: 1971 2.0 timing
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 07:50:17 AM »
If the distributor is in the original position the rotor should point at the #1 plug terminal on the cap.
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