[v12-engine] alternative to setting TDC correction

What I did was hand crank the engine until the mark on the
pully was lined up with 12 degrees BTDC. I then turned the
distr. until the light came on which indicated a plug was
firing. Then locked down the distr. Will this work for
timing?–
john frisoli
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In reply to a message from silvr bullet sent Tue 23 Jul 2013:

Dear John,

The first one won’t; the second one will, subject to the first
being right.

Finding TDC is all about where the 1A piston is - so measure where
the piston is.

Setting timing is about where the rotor is relative to TDC, so
assuming TDC was right, this is ‘static’ timing. Make sure you
cranked it the right way.

kind regards
Marek–
MarekH
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I think it depends on where you connected the light. Remember, the high
voltage is generated the instant the power is REMOVED from the coil.

Mike Eck
New Jersey, USA
www.jaguarclock.com
'51 XK120 OTS, '62 3.8 MK2 MOD, '72 SIII E-Type 2+2

What I did was hand crank the engine until the mark on the
pully was lined up with 12 degrees BTDC. I then turned the
distr. until the light came on which indicated a plug was
firing. Then locked down the distr. Will this work for
timing?

john frisoli

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