I picked up an adjustable vacuum can by Moroso & a curve kit w/ new weights,springs & bushings.. I made note of the cap position, wrote down order of plugs, then removed cap.. Noted rotor was facing firewall... Removed rotor, then springs.. The bushings on the weights were non existent.. So I figured, cool.. That's probably my idling,timing fluctuation problem.. So I remove the weights, install new bushings, weights, 2 new medium springs, reinstall rotor, then cap & wires.. But, when I went to put on the rotor, I noticied it had moved a little..B4 it was directly facing firewall, (12 o'clock), when i reinstalled it, it was at approx. 11 O'clock. Tried moving it, but couldnt.. So i just put the cap back on & figured it would be ok b/c it didnt move that much.. Go to start car, wont start, getting popping from exhaust.. Great.. So I figured it was off now.. Removed cap, removed #1 spark plug, had wife bump it over till I felt the compression push my finger, put back plug, tried rotating distributor to make rotor point to #1 plug, and I cant.. First, the rotor at that point was facing the front of the car, when I turned distributor, vac. can hits intake & prevents me from turning anymore.. Second, when I turn the distributor either way, the rotor really doesnt move with the distributor.. Is that the way it is suppose to be? I though they would turn together?? And that's how you "dead" time it.. Someone, please help.. How do I find timing from scratch.. B4 I put a match to my car.. Like I said, I double checked order of wires, and they were the same as I took them off.. TIA Joe ------------------ 1981 Z28 400c.i.SBC/Edelbrock 750/Performer Intake/1-5/8" headers/MSD 6A w/HEI/700R-4/3.42posi-trac/B&M QuickSilver/3rd Gen Steering Box/KYB's /28"rear tires & a real heavy foot!!