Hello all, I am coming to the end of the rebuild of a XK engine for a1975 XJC, and it will simply not start.
I am concerned that I may have set the distributor driving gear off by one tooth (or 2).
Here is a video that explains the situation (8° BTDC).
Here is a photo of the distributor gear on TDC 0. Is it off??
FYI, when piston 1 (rear of engine) is on TDC (confirmed with dial gauge), camshafts are set with the setting tool, crankshaft pulley set at TDC 0.
Your wisdom and guidance will be greatly appreciated (before I dump this whole thing in a lake… )