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  • 22-03-2019, 19:07
    nobody
    we fired and timed it up today.
  • 22-03-2019, 18:15
    Nobler
    the firing order I think changes in the later motors, so if you have dressed to look pre whenever it changed, you could be scratching your head wondering
  • 08-03-2019, 12:03
    nobody
    Quote Originally Posted by GTPete View Post
    Like English Impala says the parts from early cars fit later cars. The only way to be sure is nip No1 plug out and put a cable tie or screw driver down the plug hole to feel the piston coming to TDC ( don't get it stuck !!! ), if you've got the inlet manifold off you can look down the No1 inlet port otherwise you need to take the RH valve cover off watching the inlet rocker closing just to make 100% sure you're on firing No1. Once you are you can put the timing mark where you want on the crank pulley and your new pointer. Pete.
    thanks.as the engine is stripped thats what ill do prior to bolting everything back on
  • 08-03-2019, 10:36
    English Impala
    Quote Originally Posted by GTPete View Post
    Like English Impala says the parts from early cars fit later cars. The only way to be sure is nip No1 plug out and put a cable tie or screw driver down the plug hole to feel the piston coming to TDC ( don't get it stuck !!! ), if you've got the inlet manifold off you can look down the No1 inlet port otherwise you need to take the RH valve cover off watching the inlet rocker closing just to make 100% sure you're on firing No1. Once you are you can put the timing mark where you want on the crank pulley and your new pointer. Pete.
    I ended up using a piece of rubber hose that fitted tight into the plug hole and a whistle in the end! Worked quite well.
  • 08-03-2019, 09:18
    GTPete
    Like English Impala says the parts from early cars fit later cars. The only way to be sure is nip No1 plug out and put a cable tie or screw driver down the plug hole to feel the piston coming to TDC ( don't get it stuck !!! ), if you've got the inlet manifold off you can look down the No1 inlet port otherwise you need to take the RH valve cover off watching the inlet rocker closing just to make 100% sure you're on firing No1. Once you are you can put the timing mark where you want on the crank pulley and your new pointer. Pete.
  • 08-03-2019, 07:24
    English Impala
    There are various types of pointers and different markings on harmonic balancers on 302's. If you believe the markings on the one on my Ranchero the timing should be about 100 degrees out!
  • 06-03-2019, 21:50
    brading
    You can buy timing tape like this to put onto the pulley and do as kapri says put a new fixed pointer.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/MSD-8985-Ti.../dp/B000COUSK6
  • 06-03-2019, 20:29
    nobody
    didnt think of that.thanks
  • 06-03-2019, 20:28
    ranchero72
    could you not put some more timing marks in a place that's easer to use
  • 06-03-2019, 20:24
    kapri
    Just put a new fixed pointer plus mark the pulley where you can get to it?
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