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balancer turns clockwise and rotor counter clockwise???

Just want to make sure......my eyes are crossing and sometimes the simple things are what confuses!


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Re: balancer turns clockwise and rotor counter clockwise???

dub what is it that your trying to do.

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Re: balancer turns clockwise and rotor counter clockwise???

The engine rotation is referred to as "SAE Standard". That means standing at the flywheel end it rotates CCW. So if you are in front of the engine, it turns CW.

Viewed from above the distributor rotor turns CW, that is why turning the body CCW advances timing. It moves the cap towards the rotor's lug if you think about it as stationary.

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Re: balancer turns clockwise and rotor counter clockwise???

See....I can't believe that I asked if the rotor turns counter....I knew it was clockwise. SHeesh

I'm getting ready to fire my motor and want to cover the stupid and simple stuff. I only build one motor ever couple of years so the stuff isn't in stone in my brain. Good news is that I have NEVER had a motor fail or not fire the first time. I like to go from carb to pan several times just checking. This question was just to make sure that the "1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 was going the right direction and it is!

I actually know quite a bit, it's just that my ego is not so big that I can't ask the simple questions........and until you guys start charging..........that's what I'm gunna do!!!!


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Re: balancer turns clockwise and rotor counter clockwise???

I like that allot. I feel the same with it not being etched in stone.

Should go well, its always nice to prime the oil pump, a little shot of gas down the carb, set the timing 12* to 16* and set the rotor just before the #1 cylinder on the cap at the compression stroke.

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Re: balancer turns clockwise and rotor counter clockwise???

That's some easy junk to get flopped in your head guys. We just have to watch each other ain't no big deal.

It gets a lot floppier if you work on bunches of different junk. 307 Olds is backwards on the dist rotation if I remember right.

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I like that allot. I feel the same with it not being etched in stone.

Should go well, its always nice to prime the oil pump, a little shot of gas down the carb, set the timing 12* to 16* and set the rotor just before the #1 cylinder on the cap at the compression stroke.
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how are you suppose to set your timing at 12 - 16* before starting the engine
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Re: balancer turns clockwise and rotor counter clockwise???

Try this...... Its off another thread JimM.

easiest way is to put the engine exactly where you want it (10 BTDC? 18?)
Then hook up a timing light, turn the key on, and rotate the distributor CCW until the light flashes.
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Try this...... Its off another thread JimM.

easiest way is to put the engine exactly where you want it (10 BTDC? 18?)
Then hook up a timing light, turn the key on, and rotate the distributor CCW until the light flashes.
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