vacuum advance hits intake?

Discussion in 'Engine Topic' started by 74marolt, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Tpichevy

    Tpichevy Veteran Member

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    I do know it's a 7 year old deal. Just thought I would try posting vs starting a new. I don't like the guys that say....use the search button haha that's how I ended up on a 7 year old thread
     
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  2. budro6968

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    Who cares if it is old. If the info is relevant and helpful then I don't mind replying. The OP might not be around anymore but all of us have been in that situation before. What's more fun than getting the Dizzy in correct on the first shot. Maybe a Ball of flame from a 180 out?
     
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  3. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Nothing like being bent over an engine , hand on Dizzy, telling buddy to start the car, and removing all of your facial hair !! HAA HA
     
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  4. Tpichevy

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    So I'm looking for the safe lazy way out. I don't want to take a chance at hurting the paint trying to climb into the engine (and lazy) I know how to correct it the right way but I'm looking for the faster lazy way.
    Do I move all the wires counter-clock wise on the cap? When I do this do I have to have #1 @ TDC? Thanks guys
     
  5. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am trying to follow this as well, so are people saying, just open the cap, see where the contact is located, and just use that point as the number one cylinder, and wire according?
     
  6. Burd

    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Isn't it just 180 out? I've seen that before. ( on HEI)
     
  7. mrdragster1970

    mrdragster1970 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm way too stubborn to move the wires.
    I would pull the dizzy & make it right.

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  8. orkin

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    there is the option moving one tooth on the distributor gear, or taking the gear off the distributor and putting it back on 180 out. moving the wires changes the angle of the distributor by 45 deg, moving to the next tooth on the gear will move you ~27.7 deg, and putting the gear on 180 out will move it ~13.8 deg. Mix and match until you get it where you need it to be. If you try hard-enough you can point it within 7-10 deg of any direction you want.
     
  9. Tpichevy

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    So if I move the wire do I need #1 to be TDC then move the wires counter-clock wise to keep from hitting the intake
     
  10. budro6968

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    Yes, TDC on compression stroke.
     
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