Progress shot 4 May 1999
|And so begins the
puzzling and tedious timing of the entire distributor
assembly. Before I can key the rotor carrier to the
distributor shaft, I must determine the rotor position
relative to the high tension leads, the hall IC ferrous
vane, and the manual spark retard/advance lever. The
crankcase is assembled with the #1 cylinder installed.
After placing the crankshaft to just ATDC, I have set the
advance/retard lever to fully retarded, and am now
determining just how to key the rotor to the distributor
The rotor tip must have an effective contact range of 30 degrees, which will give me 60 degrees of advance. Fully retarded, the trailing edge of the rotor tip must be in contact... then, as the spark is advanced, the point at which the rotor contacts the HT lead will also change.