Originally Posted by txhunter13
I've been looking for a replacement balancer but can't find one anywhere for my vehicle specs. And the distributor has been moved.
What engine? Balancers are easy to get, just freaking expensive. I am using the balancer off my old 258 on my new 4.0 with no issues.
Ok, timing.... You need a vacuum gauge. You plug that into a manifold vacuum source and get it running. You then turn the distributor until you get the highest vacuum, then you back it off 2" on the vacuum gauge. This will get you pretty close. So if Max vacuum is 20, you want it yo be 18 idea.
Putting the engine at TDC on the compression stroke, then having the rotor in the distributor pointing to #1 post on the cap should get it close enough to run. You want the distributor vacuum pot pointing at the radiator which will put #1 plug wire about 5:30 with the engine at 12:00.
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