Rotor pointing between 1 and 2 wires on cap??? - Team Camaro Tech
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 04, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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I just installed a new MSD distributor in my camaro after removing the old HEI and installing a new manifold. My question is: I know I had the motor at TDC when I pulled the old distributor out and my intial timing is 12* BTDC. If as motor is at TDC and you run advanced timing then I wouldn't be at zero on the balancer. I am pretty sure the rotor was pointing at or by the number one plug on the cap. Now I installed the new distributor and the rotor is pointing in the right spot towards the front of the engine and I put the cap on and it is pointing between the number 1 and 2 cylinders. Did I mess something up or should i just turn the distributor to match the number one plug? Everywhere I read it says between the number 1 and 8 plug terminals. Did I do something wrong?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 10th, 04, 05:15 PM
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MSD doesn't index the rotor to the drive gear exactly like the HEI, it will be off some.

Yeah, just turn the distributor until it points to #1.

That should be close enough for the engine to start.

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