Currently doing block up resto on my 64 292. iam haveing trouble finding instructions on how to properly install timing gears and chain so the timing marks line up. also having trouble finding resources for puting the distributer back in on the right place. does anybody know how to do this properly?
This is tricky and like no other engine. Facing the sprockets, the marks on both gears should be at the approximate 3 o'clock position. When so positioned, there should be exactly 12 timing chain pins between the marks. Strange but true !! Don't let this one bite you in the butt. This arrangement is true for all Y-Blocks. (and only Ys)
>Currently doing block up resto on my 64 292. iam haveing
>trouble finding instructions on how to properly install
>timing gears and chain so the timing marks line up. also
>having trouble finding resources for puting the distributer
>back in on the right place. does anybody know how to do this
Mullet wagon is right. The timing marks will not line up like your newer engines. Follow his advice and you'll be alright.
As far as the distributor, it isn't too dificult.
1. After installing the timing set, remove the #1 spark plug. This will be the front plug on the passengers side(1,2,3,4 drivers side is 5,6,7,8).
2. Place your finger over the hole while rotating the engine clockwise(I think) until you feel the air pushing your finger. Continue rotating until the timing marks on the damper lines up on TDC.
3. Place the cap on the distributor (the cap should have #1 marked). Mark the distributor and remove the cap.
4. Line up the rotor with your mark, drop in the distributor and note how far the rotor moves. Remove the distributor, turn the rotor in the oposite direction the same amount it moved when you installed the first time and stab it back in. The rotor should now be lined up with your mark and the distributor should be firmly seated.
Once your ready, restart the engine and adjust your timing as needed. Timing should be initially set at 6deg BTDC.
I hope this helps
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hey for more info keep looking down the board i just put new timing gears and a chain in my 62 f700 with a 292 put the timinf marks a 2 0r 3 oclock on bolth gears 12 pins look for the ivanhoe 66 posts down the post you will get the info you need.