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First thing was the timing moved. very easy .I do a lot of s 10 head gaskets. looking down at the harmonic balancer there will be 2 marks on it. the first 1 and about an inch away is the second one, you want to mark the second mark,and now pull the number one spark plug out . get a pencil ,and stick it on the spark plug hole,and hold on to it,and have some one turn the motor by the harmonic balancer. when the pencil starts to come out watch the marks and once you hit the second mark and the pencil is pushed out that is top dead center. make sure the battery is not hooked up. now look at the distribtor cap and get an idea where number 1 is and drop the distribtor down slow it takes a few tries

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