Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition

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#1 Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition

Post by eddiecross » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:52 pm

Hi,
Just a quick sense check on fitting electronic ignition (Luminition) to my '67 4.2 engine:

Crank timing marks aligned for No. 6 cylinder (nearest radiator) and rotor arm aimed at front left of the car (when standing facing the engine). Checking for spark at the marks for 10 degrees btdc static tming.

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Eddie
67 FHC

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#2 Re: Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition

Post by politeperson » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:14 pm

Correct. Your front cylinder cam lobes should be pointing outwards horizontally as well.
James

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#3 Re: Sense check on timing marks for electronic ignition

Post by eddiecross » Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:15 pm

Thanks. I'll pull the oil filler cap and check for that too. I did pull the distributor so good to check its not 180 out.

Eddie
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