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Re: Engine Timing help, Please

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08-18-2012 12:38:27

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Sooo,, My Rotor is now past the #1 Plug, (pointing straight forward to the front of the tractor) does this mean many turns of the flywheel until I see the rotor pointing at the #1 plug? That's how I get it back into correct timing?



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welding man

08-18-2012 12:59:23

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 Re: Engine Timing help, Please in reply to WVKid, 08-18-2012 12:38:27  
A NAA times at 8 deg BTDC. Forget about the 31 Deg for now. Take # 1 spark plug out. Hold your finger over the hole and bump the starter over until it blows out the hole. Check to see where the timing marks are and turn the flywheel until you get it at 8 deg BTDC. Now check to see where the rotor is and post back. DO NOT Pull the dist out yet !!!

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08-18-2012 13:46:20

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 Re: Engine Timing help, Please in reply to welding man, 08-18-2012 12:59:23  
I pulled the #1 plug, got nice compression and turned the flywheel to 8 degrees, the rotor is now pointing between the #3 and #4 plugs.

What does the "B' stand for in BTDC, top dead center? Hate to show how much I don't know. lol

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08-18-2012 15:22:23

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 Re: Engine Timing help, Please in reply to WVKid, 08-18-2012 13:46:20  
B stands for Before.How long has it been since the tractor has run and what makes you think it is out of time? There is lot of other things that could keep it from running besides being out of time.

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08-18-2012 15:43:05

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 Re: Engine Timing help, Please in reply to welding man, 08-18-2012 15:22:23  
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It's been two years under my garage without running.

90% sure it's the timing. Replaced all the wiring, rebuilt the Carb, the Starter, Generator and lots of other stuff. When I change to heavy cable for the starter and battery the cranking RPM's doubled.
Was cranking the engine for about 2 minutes with no sign of starting when the carbuertor back fired. No smoke or fire just a loud noise. Someone told me that I might have damaged the floats in the carbuertor, checked it out and all is fine, put floats in a pan of water and they do float.

You name it and it's been replaced including radiator, ignition switch, gas tank, fuel bowl and fuel line.
Waiting on new gaskets for the carbuertor and if I can get the timing back I think she will be ok. When I pulled the #1 plug and did that compression test with my finger on the plug hole, it blew my finger away with good compression.

That about covers it to date.......Can I send you a picture, she looks good.



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08-18-2012 18:16:53

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 Re: Engine Timing help, Please in reply to WVKid, 08-18-2012 15:43:05  
If it back fird, timing may not be off very much, loosen the distributor and turn it in both directions while cranking and see if it will start. Where are you located in WV. I also live in E-mail is open.

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08-18-2012 20:09:25

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 Re: Engine Timing help, Please in reply to Welding man, 08-18-2012 18:16:53  
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Not sure how to loosen the distributor, there are two set screws below the oil port of the distributor, if I back them out will that let me turn the distributor?

I'm in Stafford VA now, born and raised in the southwest part of WV, (Hatfield/McCoy area) all my people were coal miners. Went to Welch high school, just old and ugly now. lol


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