Another way to find top dead center

Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:53 am

It was rather difficult finding the compression stroke for the number one cylinder on my old Cub. What I did was remove the #1 spark plug and put a cork in it. When hand turning, as it gets to the compression stroke, the cork popped right out (even made that funny *pop* sound). I then lined the mark to the pointer and was ready to do the timing.

Don't use too small of a cork or you'll be fishin'.

Re: Another way to find top dead center

Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:54 pm

That's a great tip Mike. This is also locked in the How To forum for future reference. Thanks for the idea.

Re: Another way to find top dead center

Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:12 pm

I did the same thing except used a plastic ball. Works Good.

Re: Another way to find top dead center

Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:36 am

Great ideas