setting timing on a super a

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setting timing on a super a

Postby mikeintn » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:43 pm

I need to put dist. back in SA, the book talks about lining up marks on flywheel, I dont see any or anything to line them up with, I do see 3 on the front pulley I would guess the middle is TDC but dont see what to line them up with either, or which one to use. any help. Thanks: Mike
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Re: setting timing on a super a

Postby Jim Becker » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:37 pm

The marks are on the outside surface of the flywheel. Sometimes they are hard to see. When you find them, you may want to mark with some white paint. It is a line with:
D C
1 4
You are supposed to see it through the hand hole of the bell housing. The mark aligns with a rib that is either attached to or cast into the cover on the front/bottom of the bell housing. You may find it easier to locate the flywheel marks by removing the front/bottom cover. Once you have found/marked the flywheel marks, reinstall the cover to do the timing.
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Re: setting timing on a super a

Postby Harold R » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:19 am

I had a hard time seeing the mark too on my Super C. At the risk of over simplifying.....stuck my finger in spark plug hole on #1. Whirled engine. When compression pushed on #1, noticed that the distributor drive,(back of gov.) was in about the 2 and 8'oclock position. (Like a cub). Mounted distributor with rotor pointed at #1 on distributor. Fired right up. Needed just a tweek of a turn of the distributor to set the timing to what sounded about right. Cranks right up so it must be close. Runs like a top, so I'm leaving it set where it is.
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Re: setting timing on a super a

Postby mikeintn » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:37 pm

Yap thats what I decided to do also. Thanks
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Re: setting timing on a super a

Postby RI Cub » Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:16 am

Also white-out works well to mark them.
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