Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts
Salvage

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
  
Oliver, Cletrac, Co-op & Cockshutt Tractors Discussion Forum
:

Top dead center/ timing tape

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Cleon Couey

02-22-2021 15:24:12




Report to Moderator

Putting the 283/310 back together on my 1655 diesel. I need to install a new timing tape on the flywheel. How can I determine top dead center when the head and pistons are not yet installed?




[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
J.Wondergem

02-23-2021 16:26:06




Report to Moderator
 Re: Top dead center/ timing tape in reply to Cleon Couey, 02-22-2021 15:24:12  
Quoting Removed, click Modern View to see

I missed the without pistons. Sorry.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
matthies

02-22-2021 17:34:10




Report to Moderator
 Re: Top dead center/ timing tape in reply to Cleon Couey, 02-22-2021 15:24:12  
Boys he is asking this since he doesn't have the pistons installed !!



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Dieseltech

02-22-2021 17:53:30




Report to Moderator
 Re: Top dead center/ timing tape in reply to matthies, 02-22-2021 17:34:10  
I saw that, but if he wants it right a piston/rod needs to be in place..



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
J.Wondergem

02-22-2021 17:03:50




Report to Moderator
 Re: Top dead center/ timing tape in reply to Cleon Couey, 02-22-2021 15:24:12  
You can put a stick in the number one spark plug hole and roll the motor over until the piston touches the stick. Make sure to mark your fly wheel at the pointer in the hole and mark your stick. then roll the motor. backwards until it touches the stick again and mark your flywheel again. Now measure the two marks on the flywheel find the halfway between the two marks. that will be TDC.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Dieseltech

02-22-2021 17:00:18




Report to Moderator
 Re: Top dead center/ timing tape in reply to Cleon Couey, 02-22-2021 15:24:12  
I bolt a steel bar across the number one piston, then place a large nut on piston top. Now turn the crank either direction until the piston stops against the steel bar and nut, then mark the flywheel with a PENCIL at the block pointer. Now turn crankshaft opposite direction until piston stops again, and mark flywheel. Now SPLIT the difference, the CENTER between the two marks is TDC.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Gary Mitchell

02-23-2021 09:33:10




Report to Moderator
 Re: Top dead center/ timing tape in reply to Dieseltech, 02-22-2021 17:00:18  
Good tip, thanks DT. gm



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
ziffel

02-23-2021 03:02:58




Report to Moderator
 Re: Top dead center/ timing tape in reply to Dieseltech, 02-22-2021 17:00:18  
Use a degree wheel on the front pulley. Much more accurate.



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
dnd

02-23-2021 04:29:08




Report to Moderator
 Re: Top dead center/ timing tape in reply to ziffel, 02-23-2021 03:02:58  
Its been awhile since I did this, but the last time I had an engine apart I thought I remembered that the key way on the crank pulley was always at 12 o,clock



[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:


TRACTOR PARTS TRACTOR MANUALS
We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums


Today's Featured Article - Case Farm Equipment - by Jeremy Sweeten. My name is Jeremy Sweeten and I am currently a junior at Purdue University. I am takin a dual major in Agriculture Systems Management and Agronomy. I am from North Central Indiana, Miami County to be exact. My dad teaches for Marion Community School Systems an outdoor lab called Asherwood. We live there to manage the place. They just happen to have a Case 311 with a Triple Range transmission. I grew up mowing, pushing snow, and hauling maple sap with it. In 1986 my parents bought an old, ... [Read Article]

Latest Ad: JD starter weights for 10,20 series 75ea JD small green fender toolbox with lid 25 right and left cylinder holders,can ship [More Ads]

Copyright © 1997-2021 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy