KenlyNC Cub wrote:I went through Eugene's test and did get a spark. So now off to the points.
Before you get to far ahead of yourself.
1. Trace the wire from the #1 spark plug back to the distributor cap on the magneto. Mark that tower. Then mark the metal part of the magneto directly behind the center of that plug tower. Roll the engine over to TDC #1 cylinder. Check to make sure the pointer and TDC timing marks line up. Then remove the distributor cap. The rotor's metal tip should line up with the mark you placed on the metal just behind the distributor cap. If not, rotate the engine one more full turn until the pointer and TDC mark line up.
2. Now you can remove the rotor to get to the points. I would clean up the points with a points file, check and reset the point gap.
Reassemble making sure the rotor is installed in the exact position prior to removal.
Caution. Sometimes it's easier to work on the magneto or distributor when removed from the engine. Caution again - do not rotate the engine. If you do remove the magneto - there is a video on this site demonstrating how to time the magneto to the engine.