How did you time the engine, I would have turned the engine over until the rotor was at the no. 1 plug wire and check the timing marks on the harmonic balancer and turned the engine with a wrench until it was on the timing mark like 6btc on the old dist before I removed to install the new the same way, then you would have to put a timing light on it to set the timing. If you just pulled the old one out and didn't check and put the new one in, it could be timed anywhere. You need to get the engine on the compression stroke of No. 1 cylinder and turn it with a wrench until you get to the timing marks where it should be and check the position of the rotor, if it is on another cylinder, you will have to pull the dist and reposition it until it is on No. 1, then put the timing light on it to time it, as the timing could still be many degrees off. To time one initially, in the old days with points and cond, when you got the engine on the comp stroke No. 1 and timing marks lined up, we could turn the dist a little ccw and the with the key on and the coil hv wire next to the intake, rotate the dist cw slowly and when the points opened, you would get a spark, so you could tighten down the dist, and be with 2 degrees of where the timing should be, I am not sure if you can do that with the duraspark as it has a magnetic pickup. ALso check your firing order on the plug wires, 188.8.131.52.2.4 I think. Good Luck.
Last edited by rex1965; 01-05-2013 at 05:49 PM.
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