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Valve timing What are the actual timing marks from crank to cam. mine seems to run on TDC or BDC and kicks back on both,The cam timing can not be wrong

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nope you line up the marks on the cam with the marks on the head a nd then you do the same for the crank, set it to TDC and that should be it. Set the ignition timing to about 10 advanced.

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