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How to get top dead center on a chevrolet 350 when you can't see the timining marks


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01-24-03, 09:54 AM   #1  
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How to get top dead center on a chevrolet 350 when you can't see the timining marks

i just did a head gasket replacement on my bud's '93 chevy van. i can not see the timing marks on the harmonic balancer or the gauge attached to timining chain cover. how do i get TDC so i can drop the distributor in?

 
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01-24-03, 01:01 PM   #2  
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Check autolibrary.org below

 
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01-24-03, 02:08 PM   #3  
yeah just take the motor cord off there and there is a 5 point allen head under that and just yank er out and there ya go


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01-24-03, 06:09 PM   #4  
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Pull #1 plug out and stick a long broom straw in sparkplug hole,
turn engine over by hand,until straw reaches its highest point,
drop dist. in if not right then turn dist 180 d. there u go.
shade tree machanic way but hay it works.

 
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