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Not sure about the postion of the missing teeht and valve timing

Maybe you can help, my douchters frient have overhole his 748 engine and I looked somtimes to help.
Now I am not sure about the position of the missing teeth in the cam gear in relation of the camshafts for the front cylinder.
On this moment is are the missing teeth position 180 deg rotated from the ignition sensor, and the front piston on TDC on the begin of the combustion stroke.
Is this correct?
Thanks in advantage!!!
Rien Brand

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When there are missing teeth on a cam gear the motor will never run. for as those teeth pass thru it puts the motor out of time again and again , and again

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