Z24 rebuild but timing problems

  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 286,000 MILES
Z24 rebuilt but timing problems

pulley has 5 marks on it what is the timing were is tdc but the marking plate on the block that you lign up the pully marks I can't find it on the left hand side of the pully so is it on the right or left of the pully how do I know correctly if I have ligned up the oilpump and distributor correctly. I found the punch mark on the sharf and lighed it up with the oil hole on the pump and installed it but have seen on the net that when installed the shaft Looking at the distributer end should be at 11.25 but it wasn't at 11.25 but after installing the distributer it ligned up with position 1 on the distributer

i have the engine running its a bit rough have a timing light and have the far right mark marked with a white pen and the mark when im running the engine is on the right hand side of the pully with the timing light any help it a z24 86 block 834971

i also stripted down the distributer and put it backtogeather and woundering if I have done that correctly

i didn't mark it befor putting pulling it apart but it dosn't look right compered to befor I started pulling apart the engine for the head gasket and timing chain

any help or suggestions thanks
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Sunday, June 5th, 2011 AT 1:53 AM

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If you have the engine running the distributor is working, but as for advance calibration there is no way of knowing what is going on with out testing, see pic for timing marks.
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Sunday, June 5th, 2011 AT 2:17 AM

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