"6th Year" Silver Supporting Member
Loc: Ellijay, GA
06-24-12 01:47 PM - Post#2240817
In response to Mike_51_Deluxe
The brass dealy you refer to is the "rotor".
I have reread all of your posts concerning this issue, I believe you have NOW placed your wires 180* out, based on this post that you had written.
"Sooooo, I pulled the plugs and rotated the engine, couldnt see the ball anywhere, so I used a feeler to find TDC on the first cylinder, once I felt that out, I was able to see the ball. So I lined that up with the point. Then pulled the distributor cap, and my number one cylinder was on the opposite side of where it whould be. So I then pulled all the plug wires and put them in order, starting with the number on where the distributor point was. 1-5-3-6-2-4. Tried turning her over, and couldnt get her to fire, however the battery died pretty quick.
DId I miss some steps or something?"
When you felt the piston with the feeler on #1 cylinder and inspected the wires and repositioned them all, you were most likely on #6 TDC, not #1.
There was no need to reposition all the wires, for the car did run before you did all the repositioning of the wires. Engine will not run 180* out.
Pull coil wire out of distributer cap and coil.
Pull #1 plug. Put your finger over #1 plug hole, but not IN #1 plug hole.
Have someone crank engine , in short spurts, until you feel a puff of air against your finger. You are now on #1 compression stroke .... now get the ball to align ... with short taps on the starter.
Once that is completer, pull cap, see where rotor is pointing and reposition your wires in sequence.
Put cap back on, reinstall coil wire, you should now be in correct sequence and on #1 cylinder.