Timing on a blown chevy..(no Timming marks) - Team Camaro Tech
Tech 2001 General Tech questions from 2001
Replies ONLY, no new topics.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Oct 22nd, 01, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Mass
Posts: 252

Was wondering How I would set the timing on my blown chevy 355..Here is my question have a blown chevy 355..With no harmonic balancer and no timing marks...Just a two belt pulley and a 8mm blower drive pulley on the end of the crank...How do I set the timing???
Also shouldn't there be a balancer?? ..Any help would be appreciated..Thanks

Restored 76 LE Trans Am 455 4 speed..# matching
Restored 68 Camaro R/S 327 4 speed
Restored 55 chevy Belair
Blown, Fuel Injected

[This message has been edited by Badcaiman (edited 10-22-2001).]

[This message has been edited by Badcaiman (edited 10-22-2001).]

[This message has been edited by Badcaiman (edited 10-22-2001).]
Badcaiman is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 01, 02:00 PM
Senior Tech
JohnZ's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Washington, Michigan USA
Posts: 7,728

Yes, it should have a balancer - until you get that squared away, here's how to set the timing. Go to a parts store or speed shop and get a "piston stop" tool, and use it to find exact #1 TDC (instructions will come with it, or e-mail me or post again if they don't). Once you have exact #1 TDC located, mark the edge of the pulley closest to the engine with a white paint mark, and mark the point adjacent to it on the timing cover with another paint mark - that will give you correct #1 TDC markings you can work with. Then measure the circumference of the pulley you paint-marked, and divide by 8; that will give you a 45-degree arc on the edge of the pulley. Measure that amount down (clockwise, looking from the front) on the pulley from the TDC mark you made first, and paint-mark that point. You now have TDC and the distance to 45 degrees BTDC marked on the pulley, and you can measure that distance and break it down into finer divisions so you can set your timing.

'69 Z28 Fathom Green
JohnZ is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome