Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Re: cam install help
What's confusing about the timing alignment is that when both the crank and the cam oritientation marks are at 12:00, you're on #1 TDC. It would have made more sense to have both dots pointing to one another - you can do that but then you're on #6 TDC (which we call 180* out). But have no fear, if you are 180* out, you just have to pull the distributor, turn the rotor it 180* and stick it back in.
I'd save the valve setting for last. The cam is much easier to fool with when you don't have the lifters pressing down on them.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI