Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Irwindale, CA USA
Ed, I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but are you saying that if I try to start the car with the timing marks on #3 there won't be any problems starting it?
What I'd really like is that if someone has one of these and by chance the engine/pulley has stopped in roughly the region of the idle advance mark, pop off the distributor cap, preferably take a photo, or give me a pretty accurate o'clock time (for instance - 3:30) as to where the forward edge of the rotor is. You might even be a bit surprised if you've not done this before.
All I know now is that I've got to either turn the distributor body a fair amount clockwise or counterclockwise.
Again...an Alfa with an analog distributer, turn on the ignition switch, either put the car in 5th, and roll it, or turn the engine at the crank pulley until the points spark, then adjust 'as required'.
I've never gotten my MirelliPlex - to repeat which fires After the lobe has passed #1 (for instance) - to spark and assume it won't on the 123, but might well be wrong.