[Healeys] Distributor cap wiring

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 18:45:36 MDT 2017

If you follow the engine reassembly instructions for the dizzy in the
factory workshop manual, your dizzy will be in the right position!
Actually not too complicated.

On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 12:26 AM, Stephen Hutchings <s.hutchings at rogers.com>

> Thanks to you all for your replies.
> At the heart of this is that it doesn't really matter if the cap has been
> rotated, as long as you have number one at TDC and the firing order is
> right. I just wanted to go back to the original position, and I wanted to
> know what point on the cap was originally selected to be number one.
> I examined a number of photos and came up with the drawing I attached to
> my earlier email- number one and five were either side of the coil port.
> Simon says he believes this is right (sorry Simon, I couldn't open your
> attachment)
> but Chris's photo has number one two more positions further around the
> clockwise rotation.
> The thing that restricts choosing certain positions of the cap, is the
> vacuum advance, which will bump into either the engine or the vacuum
> advance.
> Anyway, both of these suggestions will work, but I'm still not sure what
> the original set up was.
> Stephen, BJ8
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