[Spridgets] static timing new 1275

Joe Lansing kidjoevid at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 21 17:46:54 MDT 2008

Which cable should be the #1? At present it appears to be at about 8:00...

 Also check the rotor at that position if it
> points to the #1
> spark plug cable your good if not the distributor drive
> spindle is 180 deg
> out.
> 		Crash    
> I'm trying to set timing on a new build. I have a
> 123ignition distributor.
> I'm setting #1 to TDC by watching valves and piston
> rise. Using pencil in #1
> plug hole by feel.
> My mark on the balancer seems to be 180 off. I'm not
> sure how that happened.
> My machinist set up the cam and timing using the Kent
> timing wheel. I assume
> it's right. He's smart, and he got it right last
> time.
> I'm using the 123ignition method of bringing #1 to TDC
> then rotating
> distributor to get green light to come on. I can barely get
> a single cyl to
> fire. All 4 are getting spark when checked individually.
> How close do I have to be to EXACT TDC? Shouldn't I get
> it to at least run
> rough if I'm close?
> Any advice?
> Joe
> 62 Sprite, in shop for 2 years this 4th of July.

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