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Old November 5th, 2007, 03:43 PM
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Almost there.. pls help me! (timing)

Got my car all bolted up after the rebuild. Everything seems correct. Tried to start it up.. kicks over won't start. After enough fidling I determined it's a timing issue. I played with different positions on the dizzy and cranked as far counter clockwise as I can get it the car will start. After a few tries it even idled. I got out the timing light and it's reading almost off the scale "After". Literally the needle is in the middle of the word. I am assuming i'm am off a notch when I installed the distributor. My questions is, when I pull the distributor which way do I need to turn the rotor? counterclock or clockwise? I'm assuming clockwise but I want to be sure. One notch on the cam gear? two? I'm almost done with this project.. thanks for any input.
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why even pull the distributor? Just move all the plug wires one slot over in the same direction you need to turn the distributor. Should give you the adjustment range you need.

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Got the timing sorted out. I ended up pulling the distributor moving it clockwise. When I put it back in, it finally sat all the way down in the timing cover. (I was having an issue with that). Starts fine, idles fine, sounds the best i've ever heard it.

On the flipside there is a new issue. The distributor is making a very loud clicking noise. It sounds electrical. Soonest I turn the key off it stops. Varies with Rpms. It's really loud. I can hear it a hundred feet away. I have new wires but same cap and rotor. I was gonna order new ones but I thought I would see if anyone has any previous experience with this?
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How fast does it click? Might have the rotor tweaked a bit and it's hitting inside the cap. Also, make sure the cap is seated firmly all the way around.

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Might have the rotor tweaked a bit and it's hitting inside the cap. Also, make sure the cap is seated firmly all the way around.
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Cap is seated but I did pull the rotor off during the build, I will try shoving it down again.
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