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    Default TDC and spark plug lead placement question

    Hey guys, just replaced plugs and leads on the old 308 before pulling it out later for rebuild. Now it won't start or run properly.

    I have now taken everything off and found TDC in cylinder 1 using the finger over the plug method and feeling the puff of air as it does the compression stroke....

    Now I'm needing help with where to place the the number one lead on the distributor cap?

    The timing mark has slightly advanced on the balancer, and the dizzy rotor is pointing almost to 2 o'clock position when facing the motor... (but this does not line up with the number 1 marked inside the dizzy cap?)

    Any help appreciated because I can't get the motor to run after the change. And yes I did have the leads running in the correct firing order.

    Thanks

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    Does it not fire at all (So just winding over and over on the starter without a single fire from a cylinder)? Or does it fire a cylinder every-now and then as you wind it over?

    Also are leads in correct order on cap?
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    Put the timing mark on 10 degrees advanced, the terminal that the rotor is pointing at is #1 plug.

    If you don’t like that terminal, pull out the dizzy and reinstall the the rotor pointing at the terminal you want to use as #1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill355 View Post
    Put the timing mark on 10 degrees advanced, the terminal that the rotor is pointing at is #1 plug.

    If you donít like that terminal, pull out the dizzy and reinstall the the rotor pointing at the terminal you want to use as #1.
    Thanks Bill355, that's where I think I wss going wrong.

    I'll redo it and see whst happens. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam76 View Post
    Thanks Bill355, that's where I think I wss going wrong.

    I'll redo it and see whst happens. Thanks

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    Good luck with it mate, you’ll be right.

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    Thanks guys, got it sorted and she's running now .
    Can't believe it was such a rookie mistake haha.

    Now to get the timing sorted.

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    Well done mate.

    You’ll know next time or be able to help someone with the same issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroozer View Post
    Does it not fire at all (So just winding over and over on the starter without a single fire from a cylinder)? Or does it fire a cylinder every-now and then as you wind it over?

    Also are leads in correct order on cap?
    ps.. rotor rotation is clockwise ( looking down)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill355 View Post
    Well done mate.

    Youíll know next time or be able to help someone with the same issue.
    Thanks, you guys are legends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty2 View Post
    ps.. rotor rotation is clockwise ( looking down)
    Thanks Smitty2, yes I had that figured and thanks for the diagram. It was the same diagram I have, and the best one I could find. Cheers.

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