"yes. you may not see the tdc line when you try it, if you are far off. try moving the distributor to see if it comes into view. if it doesn't, then try hooking the pickup to the wires adjacent to #1 so you can seee…"
"you can time it without it running, so long as the battery is cranking it relatively well. speed doesn't create the spark, grounding the voltage to the coil does, and that happens equally well at 10 rpm, better in fact. "
Set your crank and timing plate to 5 degrees —-instead of on zero- —on the compression stroke same as before but now at 5 degrees
Now your - rotor SB located just slightly before the number one…"
"Yes —-try the other direction ( dist counter clock wise ) in small increments while cranking the engine
The engine will want to fire when your —-rotor is just slightly —-before—your number one plug …"
"I again, pulled distrib and 1st plug. Had brother plug 1st plug hole, turned engine until he felt outwatd pressure on thumb. Continured to roll engine till mark hit tdc at zero. Lined up the dist till it rolled in to poit at the one spark plug. Put…"
"If all electrical connections are correct you will need to move the dist foward and back in very small increments while someone is cranking the starter for you to see if that gets the engine running
The dist clamp needs to be just snug…"
"Got the fuel pump changed, tried to start, fuel going to filter bowl and is full. Put some gas in carb, several times, getba puff now and then, but iveral, not getting a spark to fire it off. Checkwd my plug…"
"Well, i was unable to post for some reason frpm any phone or computer. Any, we turned it over a few times and found out i wasnt getting fuel to bowl therefore not to carb or engine. So i checked fuel pump and figured somehow i must hv snapped the…"
I have 3 horns and the only one working is the bottom long one. The 2 round ones are not. I played around with the connections and they seem ok. I tried to check for power but not sure I was doing it…Continue
Dear Gents, just had time to dova compression test on the 429 engine by warming up the engine and removed all plugs and went through cranking without pouring oil into the cylinder since I want to…Continue
Jason, I liked the detail and information you have provided. I would like to do mine similar to yours. Can you help? Do you have trunk material? OPGI is sending the trunk product for my 63 Fleetwood. But it does cover the entire trunk as yours was done. If you do not have can you give me a reference? Thanks!! Bob
I mentioned during the 63/64 chapter zoom meeting on 3/21 that we had installed a car lift in our garage. Someone asked what kind and I didn't have the info at hand, so here is a link to it and also a link to some tall jack stands we use to add more stability to the car and an additional safety factor. There is something about getting underneath one of these cars that makes me a little nervous! …
Just developed a significant leak coming from a freeze plug right over the starter. Would this be considered a "cam plug" i.e. like Dorman 17616DS? Our cars have multiple sizes of plugs on engine block and I want to get the right one. Also, does anyone know how pricey this is for a shop to fix? Thanks!