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Timing marks?

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05-04-2021 16:22:12

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Hey everyone. I was replacing the main bearings on my '52 8n. In the process the front of the crankshaft dropped a little and I lost the timing with the cam. Is ther a way to find the timing mark on the cam gear without removing the timing cover? I can see a couple tooth faces but without having an idea of where the mark is I can't seem to find it. I'm can pull the cover but I'd really like to avoid it.

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05-04-2021 19:14:47

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 Re: Timing marks? in reply to Ehud, 05-04-2021 16:22:12  
I wasn't having a really smart day and loosened all 3 bearings at once. I pulled the timing cover and got it properly set, after I get a new gasket for the timing cover I'll finish it up.

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05-04-2021 18:03:46

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 Re: Timing marks? in reply to Ehud, 05-04-2021 16:22:12  
I can't imagine it dropping that far...

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05-04-2021 17:26:21

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 Re: Timing marks? in reply to Ehud, 05-04-2021 16:22:12  
Just a "maybe" here. Pull gov and see if a very thin mirror will slide between cam gear & timing cover.

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05-04-2021 16:53:43

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 Re: Timing marks? in reply to Ehud, 05-04-2021 16:22:12  
It definitely turned, I really don't want to have to wait for another gasket to arrive and dealing with the distributor timing and everything with that cover.

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kris Jensen

05-04-2021 16:49:47

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 Re: Timing marks? in reply to Ehud, 05-04-2021 16:22:12  
If you turned the crank after it dropped, and I suspect you might have, then you may as well pop the cover and save yourself a lot of frustration.
If perchance you did not turn it then you should be able to lift it back up
and have it match. good luck to you

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