Re: Need help, installing new distributor
Having the coil with power to the neg post rather than pos post could have been the fix for an internally wired backwards coil. Hard starting and quicker-than-normal worn spark plugs due to the direction of travel of the spark.
Checking coil polarity is simple - place voltmeter negative to the secondary tower and ground the positive meter lead. Crank engine over and if voltmeter flicks positive, correct coil polarity. If meter flicks negative, then connect power wire to neg post.
Very rare this event happens, but a probability, but it happened as there is a checkout procedure.
But normally, no, not the correct hook up.
I see the engine has not been started in a while, rust on the pulleys.
I would have the rotor pointing more towards the front, maybe to Cyl #1, just about another tooth CW.
I see the vac can is on full manifold vacuum, if the engine runs good, so be it.
Throttle linkage is backwards. Generally, the adjustment nut is on the carb arm, not on the pedal arm. No harm, no foul as it sets.
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