Please help! Bad timing

Electrical & Ignition

  1. Huicho417

    Huicho417 Well-Known Member

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    They do look unaligned, but as I turned the engine they did align in the 6 to 12 locations.
     
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    • mopar 3 B

      mopar 3 B Well-Known Member

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      Could be why the distributor had to be rotated. I would not worry about it. Piston and cam could care less.
       
    • MoparDanMan

      MoparDanMan FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Ok Don, I'll bite. How do you know you can potentially blow up your mufflers. :lol:
       
    • Don Frelier

      Don Frelier FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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      I once had a distributor with a sticky vacuum advance plate.
      Had it apart a couple times over a week or two trying to get it to work smoothly.
      When I eventually gave up and installed another distributor I couldn't remember rotor position.
      Guessed and installed the replacement, cranking it a few times (not a whole lot from what I recall now)
      Decided to check the reluctor gap and left the key on.
      Rotated the reluctor up to the pickup coil and BOOM!
      Sounded like a bomb exploded stuff fell off my back shelf.
      I had a neighbor run over to make sure I was OK.
      Completely destroyed a good set of hemi mufflers.
      They were difficult to remove due to being so twisted up and mangled.
      I really liked those mufflers.
       
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      • MoparDanMan

        MoparDanMan FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        I had a similar thing happen but it was a badly worn timing set. Split the muffler at the seam.
         
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