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Old 22nd September 2007
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I was wondering if anyone had a easy way to static time
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Here's how I do it on my '65 (I'm assuming yours is a '68)...

1. I remove the timing plug (located on the primary side of the engine just below the cylinder jugs in the middle).

2. I have a distributor so I remove the distributor cap.

3. I remove the spark plugs.

4. I slowly ratchet the kick starter until the vertical line on the flywheel is in the center of the timing hole (plug I removed).

5. I either use my good eye or use a continuity tester and turn the distributor cam to the fully advanced position. The points should just be breaking if it is statically timed correctly..other wise, I loosen the distributor and turn it until this happens!!!

ps...it is easier to have someone look it the hole to line up the vertical line while your ratcheting the kicker...like I say, my year is different than yours and I'm not sure if my method applies to your year. Someone from the forum will confirm it!

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so basically finding my smallest feeler gauge and stiking in in between the lobes just untill it releases ?
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i stick a flat screw driver in the timing hole til it touches the fly wheel lightly and push the kicker, when it hits the mark you'll feel it and hear it click
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I take out the points cam and with a dremel put a notch (line) into it,this way i can put it into full advance by using a thin screwdriver or a pick.Just make sure you dont go to high up where it will affect the points,I also put two notches one each on opposite ends.Makes it faster for me.
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