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Unread 09-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #1
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new distributor help

I needed a new dibtrib. but before I got threre first I put in a new icm, coil, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, and the timming chain is fairly new. so I put the #1 piston on tdc and the balancer on the 0 mark than I put the rotor on the # 1 on the cap, now it runs but bad, no back firing or that, just grapy, im stumped please help

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Unread 09-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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Did you time it after you put the distributor in?
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Unread 09-07-2013, 04:02 PM   #3
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I can't it run's bad no matter where I put the distributor,
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Unread 09-07-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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I can't it run's bad no matter where I put the distributor,
It will not run right until properly timed.

Tell us how your engine is set up.

Carb?
Initial timing?
Vac source for vac advance?
Vac reading at idle?
Plug gap?
Nutter?
Centrifugal advance limiter plate set to 5, 7, 13 or 18 degrees?
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:20 PM   #5
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2100 mc with nutter by pass, it was timed at 8 btdc vac advanced, plug gap 35
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:24 PM   #6
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Just to confirm simple things, you have the plug wires done correct? Sounds like you have everything right but you could have a few wires swapped?
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #7
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Just to confirm simple things, you have the plug wires done correct? Sounds like you have everything right but you could have a few wires swapped?

First thing to check, a very easy mistake to make,


Also, very easy to crack a plug or get bad plugs new out of the box.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 08:40 PM   #8
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Also, these engines will run 180 out. Make sure you are TDC on #1 compression stroke
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Unread 09-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #9
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thank you guys it was a bad dibstrib. they sold me
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