2 & 8 timing position??,,confused!!!

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2 & 8 timing position??,,confused!!!

Postby Bustntruckers » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:15 pm

ok,,,i have read just about all the responses on timing A governor,,understand the TDC,,,dot behind the idler gear,,,,dist removed etc...what im confused about is the 2 oclock & 8 o clock position install,,,some threads say use the 2 & 10 position...some threads say their is a mark on the block on the dist side,,can see a straight line in one of rudis pics that looks lined up with the installed governor slots..what does the 3 & 10 position come into play???...2 & 10 would be almost a str8 line in that position,,,2---10 when lined up with a str8 edge...someone please clear my feeble mind up on the 2-10 position...also when lining up governor mark with the gears being beveled does it throw off the mark when lining up??,,,Thanks..im really confused

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Re: 2 & 8 timing position??,,confused!!!

Postby Bill V in Md » Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:18 pm

The 2 and 8 positions refer to the drive slots of the governor, and this is used as a guideline to insure that the governor is in time with the engine. That means you have the governor gear meshed correctly with the idler gear. In that regard, when #1 cylinder is at TDC on the compression stroke, you will see the scribe mark on the idler gear. When installing the governor, you line up the corresponding scribe marks on the governor gear as they are meshed together. After installation of the governor the drive slots should be pointing at positions 2 and 8.
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Re: 2 & 8 timing position??,,confused!!!

Postby ctltmp » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:50 pm

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This shows that mark on the casting and the marks on the governor and idler gear. They are marked in yellow chalk.

I've been fighting with this myself, I feel your pain.

Best of luck.
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Re: 2 & 8 timing position??,,confused!!!

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Re: 2 & 8 timing position??,,confused!!!

Postby Bustntruckers » Sat Aug 27, 2016 12:53 pm

FINALLY...an upfront answer to my question...thanks Bill V,,,Don and WV Mike!!!..when i asked others about the casting markon the cover they acted as if i was looney bins...shame you cant see the idler gear mark without removing the seal,,,Thanks again for your upfront answer!!,,no longer confused :worthy: :{_}:


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