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Pulled my distributor to change my intake manifold gaskets and the shaft turned before I could mark it. Do I need to move cylinder #1 to top dead center and move the shaft with the rotor bug on it until it is in the #1 position?

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Get no 1 to top dead center in compression stroke the align the distributor to no i position,( hint the distributor should be pointing to no i cyl)

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