Wrenchtech, you must be young and trained in school. My teachers were all older guys that had been wrenching since the war, or shortly after it. The BIG one. First they taught me to time an engine using a timing light and timing mark. THEN they taught me to time an engine by ear.
Javiedames, you need to back the timing down some. Preferably use a timing light. Power leads to battery, big magnetic lead to #1 plug. Point light a the timing mark on the crank pulley and slowly turn distributor until mark on pulley lines up with proper timing on indicator. Unplug the vacuum advance line to the distributor and plug it. Timing should be zero degrees at 950 RPM.
Thursday, January 5th, 2012 AT 8:36 PM