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Regards to timing problem

The only problem is, when you turn the distributor shaft, the shaft doesnt line back up with the cam. On these models, the distributor only goes in one way, eliminating the posibility of 180* out. There isnt enough play in the distributor to get is even remotely close to the #1 spot.

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If you can't get it close to #1 position by turning the distributor you have somethhing off. Double check your timing marks. Manualy turn the engine over 360* and line up your timing marks again. if you don't have a manual , here's a site to go to and download the specific area of the manual that you need. It'll give you timing mark alignment and distributor position. www.pauldesign.ru/honda/shopmanual.html

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