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Old 04-24-2020, 03:19 PM   #1
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I have a 1949 Ford Panel Truck with a Ford 6 Cylinder Engine. The Distributor is out and I need to Install it. Can anyone out there give me instructions on Installation and lining up. Really appreciate any help.
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Old 04-24-2020, 07:16 PM   #2
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put the #1 piston all the way up with both valves closed, thats tdc of compression stroke or close enough, then you need to know where the #1 wire is on the distributor cap, drop in the dizzy with the rotor pointing to #1 and you should be close enough to get it to start. leave the dizzy slightly loose so you can move it once running, get it close by ear and finish up with a timing light
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Good advice by Cas3
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Old 04-24-2020, 08:54 PM   #4
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Thanks very much cas3
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thanks ted!, a couple more thoughts, you dont say if this motor ran yesterday, or 30 years ago. my instructions should start a healthy motor, but before you crank it to a dead battery make sure you have spark at the plugs, and gas in the carb. it might be nice to have another person operate the key so you can fiddle with the dizzy. my instructions will get it close, and you should not have to move it more than about a half inch either direction to get it to fire up. good luck, let us know how it goes
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