Question about Chevrolet R10
It's easy to have that problem if someone else installed the distributor incorrectly. In relaity, any one of the cap towers can be used as #1. Turn the engine 'till the timing mark on the front balancer aligns with "0" on the timing scale. With the valve covers on, you can't tell if you are 180 out of phase or at TDC though but if the rotor points towards the firewall, chances are you are 180 off. (In that case, turn the pulley one more turn back to "0" and see where the rotor points. Wherever it is, that is the #1 wire position. Clockwise on the cap the order is 18436572 The cylinders are (front to back) 1357 on the drivers side and 2468 on the passenger side. If you have not turned the distributor, the engine timing should be good. If not, turn the distributor counter clockwise to advance. Use a timing light to get it perfect.
Posted on Apr 07, 2011
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