1 You need to "prelube" the engine anyway.....dist. out....big "common"
screwdriver minus handle in drill motor...Turn CW approx 200 rpm....until
"resistance" is felt..then for another minute...
2 To re-install distributor:
A Remove sparkplug from #1 [ closest to dist.]
B Crank engine with starter with finger in hole.
C When pressure blows your fing out...STOP
D Timing mark will have passed the timing guide / rotate pulley CW until
the timing mark on the pulley is at 14 DEG. STOP DO NOT MOVE ENGINE!!
E With dist. in your hand.....point rotor towards VA diaphram...1" below VA
F Look at bottom of Dist. shaft......with VA pointed at rear bumper /
determine where the oil pump SLOT should be....taking into account the gears are
angled and the Rotor will turn approx. 1/8 turn...
G Align oil pump slot...........install dist. [ gasket!] and insert dist.
until it bottoms out at gasket surface...if not move oil pump shaft slightly...
H Add holdown clamp and tighten with fingers.
I Connect wire from Dist. to "-" of coil
J Add Dist. cap / Coil lead and # 1 SP wire.....with sparkplug in! Hold SP against metal.
K Turn on Ignition..DO NOT CRANK ENGINE
L By hand..Rotate Dist CW all the way it will go [ hits eng.]
M Rotate CCW slowly until #1 SP fires STOP Tighten down dist.
NOTE: if you set the points right / have spark...there is no reason to move
the Distributor. ANY engine will run with this timing. Any problems with missing / bad idle is the Carbs or the Sparkplugs /wires, etc.