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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
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posted 11-17-2002 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My new engine for next year has an MSD crank trigger. Never ran one before. I've got the crank trigger set at 36 timing to start with the distibutor locked out.

I understand I need to phase the distributor rotor. When does the rotor need to point directly at the terminal for the #1 cylinder? When the timing pointer is at 36 on the damper (full advance) or 0 (TDC)? Might be a dumb question, just never had this setup before.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-18-2002 01:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Set the distributor in on number one terminal with the pointer at 36 degrees on the balancer David. It will start that way. You will adjust the timing by moving the crank trigger pick up.
The phasing will come after start up. You will need a hole in the top of the cap and the rotor has to be painted so you can see it through the hole in the cap.

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Dave_C
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posted 11-18-2002 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks,that what I thought.Just making sure. I've got an old cap with a hole already cut in it and an old rotor to paint.

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David Cole

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