Would appreciate the collective brain power of this wonder AlfaBB to solve this problem.... how to adjust ignition timing when there is no timing mark on the crank pulley.
Dont ask why, but yes, I do not have any timing mark on mine (spent a long time searching for it and still not found one)
I have a carb car and at the least would like to set ignition at static timing using the F mark.
what do you think, can I do this.... put car at TDC, take a light bulb connected in series to the points in the distributor and rotate the distributor body till the light just comes on take this as the TDC errr "P??" mark and then errr do I rotate it clockwise or anticlockwise by 4 degrees to set the static ignition timing??? I know my distributor body's circumference and I will just work out what 4 degree is in actual mm to move.
I would love to do a dynamic timing but I do not have a timing light at the moment and besides, I have no M mark to time it with. I can approximate the various marks by taking the engine to TDC but TDC measured with a dial indicator would still put me on either side of +/- 2 to 4 degrees of TDC.
I can try and attach a degree wheel and a piston stop which would be more accurate but heck how do I rotate the crank while the engine is still in the bay? What do I use to turn it? At the moment I put the car in 4th and push but this method doesnt appear to be as precise nore.... gentle? If I were to stick a piston stop in there and push teh car as gentlely as I can, will I end up damaging piston or something? With the plugs out, where do i turn?
Sorry for posting serveral questions within the same post .
Really appreciate your help.