You don't need the markings on your pulley wheel at all.
1. Remove all of your spark-plugs.
2. Put the car in 3rd gear. Release the parking brake.
3. Get an unused pencil or any similar rod in the #1 piston spark-plug hole
4. Get a friend to help you roll the car slowly forward while you watch the pencil in the #1 plug-hole move up and down. When it reaches its highest point you have found TDC. If you go slightly past TDC it's OK to roll the car slightly back and forth to perfect the location. I like to have my fingertip on top of the pencil to detect the start of downward movement.
5. You are now ready to remove the distributor; after you do you -should- find the slot in the distributor drive (using the front of the car as North) angled to North-West.
6. Now is the time to mark your pulley wheel for TDC.
Now you are ready to follow the 123 instruction for getting the LED to light up through the hole in the distributor rotor. Obviously, don't move the car or you will lose TDC, so put the parking brake back on until installation is finished.
A few notes: I had a problem with an oil leak at the base of the distributor despite the rubber o-ring. I believe that I have read here that to prevent that, you put put the o-ring into the slot around the distributor shaft hole and then slide the distributor in. I have not confirmed yet that this will stop the leak, so keep an eye out for a little while. Hopefully someone here knows the answer.
When you reinstall the distributor and are ready to start the car, do not -completely solidly- tighten it down. Leave it just loose enough that, with effort, you can rotate it a few degrees left or right. Now make a test run. With my car, it started perfectly and ran well except for a slight bog immediately off idle. By slightly rotating the distributor a degree or two, I was able to get a slightly faster idle and eliminate the bog off-idle. I then tightened down the distributor permanently.
As a side note, I started out using the curve for the 1750 (my engine is a 1750), but after driving it I found that curve #1 gives me better acceleration. Your engine is, of course different, but do try a couple different curves before settling on one permanently.
Last edited by Lokki; 09-05-2014 at 05:00 PM.
Reason: The english, she is hard to write