Hi Chuck, Align the silver ball in the flywheel with the timing pointer (lower right rear of the engine, by starter) That should be top dead center for the #1 cylinder. Now check and see where the rotor of the distributer is pointing. This is where the #1 plug wire should be on the dist cap. Then clockwise, I think, the remaining plug wires, 1,3,4, and 2. That should do it. Feel free to call me, 847-343-5445 if you have a question with it. Gordy
I’ve been scrolling through the forum for a recently updated list of tune up replacement parts for the stock distributor on my 72’ GT. There’s scattered information available but it also seems outdated. I’m mostly interested in what everyone uses for the distributor cap, rotor and plug wires...
I finally got my 72 gt running, but her idle speed was somewhere between 2 and 3000. My dad tried adjusting timing and adjusting some screw in the carb but he couldn't get it lower without the engine dying.
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I just bought a gas analyser and a new strobe light I can punch the advance retard into.
Running a stock 1.9 with unleaded head and fuel, Weber carb and electronic points/ignition in the dizzy, what should I be setting the advance or retard timing too?
Zero and line the TDC marks up or should...
Assuming the majority have switched from points to electronic ignition. How often should the plugs be changed? Years ago I increased the plug gap to .035" and changed plugs at 10K. Didn't notice a decrease in performance as much as a drop in fuel economy. Usually got my money back for the...
Here is a tech tip for everyone.. really inexpensive, clean looking, and most of all oil and vacuum tight solution for the GT valve cover.
Dorman (HELP!) # 40258 - Toyota PCV Grommet ($2)
Dorman (HELP!) # 47081 - 1/2" x 5/8" Heater Hose connector ($2)