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post #1 of 2 Old 03-05-2013, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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timing for 258

I have searched the forum and not found my awnser. I found alot of other stuff close but no cigar. The jeep I bought had the distributor removed and I am rying to figure out where to set it back to. I have the # 1 up on comp. stroke. Now where should the rotor cap be pointing and looking at it from what direction?

1985 cj with 1992 wrangler body.
Its's a project for now needs more parts and money.
258 in-line 64 speed 4' lift
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post #2 of 2 Old 03-05-2013, 03:04 PM
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The top of the cap will have #1 marked, transfer this location to distributor base with a sharpie. Make sure there is plenty of adjustment of the distributor and that the vacuum canister isn't going to hit anything when setting the timing. Stab the distributor in and get the rotor in the general location of the sharpie mark. If the vac canister is too close to anything, pull and re-stab one tooth either cw or ccw. Loosely clamp down when rotor is at sharpie mark. As long as the engine is tdc at #1 compression, it should fire with minimal adjustment.

It's just a Jeep, and if you don't wheel it once in a while, it's not even that.
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