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Old 07-05-2019, 01:26 PM   #1
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The rotor inside the distributor has a wide contact. Should the #1 terminal be centered in the rotor contact?
After using the timing pin to find tdc. If someone do I loosen the distributor body to center it?.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:46 PM   #2
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No. You loosen the distributor cam to change the timing. At full retard, the trailing edge of the rotor contact should line up with the #1 terminal.
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Old 07-05-2019, 01:47 PM   #3
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See the last picture of this thread.

http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/ignitorB.htm
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Old 07-05-2019, 05:02 PM   #4
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Do you have the "Red" mechanics book??
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:55 AM   #5
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Yes I have it
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:53 AM   #6
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Of course the rotor positioning dictates the firing order. The points opening dictates the absolute timing.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:03 PM   #7
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Gap the points before timing via the cam.
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Old 07-06-2019, 01:34 PM   #8
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Good idea to gap the rotor and the distributor body contacts too.
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:43 PM   #9
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Also keep in mind the rotor turns counterclockwise
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:47 PM   #10
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