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Old 03-23-2010, 11:41 AM
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PM me with your address and I'll stick them in the mail. Did you need all 3 or just engine and emission?
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PM me with your address and I'll stick them in the mail. Did you need all 3 or just engine and emission?
PM'd you. THANKS!
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I have a new question...I didn't really want to start a new thread...should I?

I was adjusting my valves and ended up moving the flywheel with out the distributor cap on. I believe I need to recheck my timing and possible have to adjust it???

First of all, I have never done this and I want to learn how.

1. Anyone have a timing light I can borrow this week?

2. Is there any good writ-ups for nwebs on how to adjust/set your timing? I didn't see any real descriptions in the manuals.

The real basics like what does the 7 degrees mean and how do you use the timing light

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Old 03-29-2010, 10:56 AM
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I have a new question...I didn't really want to start a new thread...should I?

I was adjusting my valves and ended up moving the flywheel with out the distributor cap on. I believe I need to recheck my timing and possible have to adjust it???

First of all, I have never done this and I want to learn how.

1. Anyone have a timing light I can borrow this week?

2. Is there any good writ-ups for nwebs on how to adjust/set your timing? I didn't see any real descriptions in the manuals.

The real basics like what does the 7 degrees mean and how do you use the timing light

THANKS!
Dis you have just the cap off, or the whole distributor out?
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:58 AM
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Dis you have just the cap off, or the whole distributor out?
Just the cap, I was watching the rotor position.

Would having the cap off and having the rotor move around actually effect the where the timing is?
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:13 AM
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Just the cap, I was watching the rotor position.

Would having the cap off and having the rotor move around actually effect the where the timing is?
Nope. Only moving the distributor base will change it.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:16 AM
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Nope. Only moving the distributor base will change it.
That makes sense. lol

I dug in yesterday and adjusted the valves. Ill have to put it all back together and see if it starts
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That makes sense. lol

I dug in yesterday and adjusted the valves. Ill have to put it all back together and see if it starts
Valves should be adjusted when the engine is HOT for best results. if you did it cold, that's an ok place to start, but you'll want to do it again when it's running better and you can pop off the valve cover before the engine cools. Some of the manuals even say to do it while running, but that will just destroy your feeler gauges.
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Valves should be adjusted when the engine is HOT for best results. if you did it cold, that's an ok place to start, but you'll want to do it again when it's running better and you can pop off the valve cover before the engine cools. Some of the manuals even say to do it while running, but that will just destroy your feeler gauges.
I did it with the engine hot but I definitely need to recheck it.

Using this thread for refrence:
http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...y-78-fj40.html
I pulled the valve cover and lined up the little line on the flywheel to the pointer. Checked some valves, roaated 360 degrees and checked the rest. Some of them were right on but I found a lot of them to be a but tight.

Is there a easier way to do it? Thanks!
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