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 Post subject: HEI Distributor setup
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:29 am 
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My HEI Distributor arrived yesterday and I'm ready to install it. My problem is that my 302 hasn't had a distributor in it for some time and the crank has been rotated several times.

So...what I'm needing some assistance with is the physical installation of the distributor (making the teeth line up with the drive mechanism off of the cam, and second, getting the timing set correctly.

Any words of wisdom?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:47 pm 
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With the passenger side valve cover off #1 is in the front,since you have the Professional Products balancer rotate the crank to zero TDC,both rocker arms on #1 should be in the up position when you are ready to install install the distributor,turn the crank 4 degrees clockwise and it should seat correctly.If you have a problem getting it to seat,Google:SBF distributor installation there are a lot of posts with info.I will email you a pic that may help in postioning,if your roller motor was an H.O. the firing order is the same as a 351W.Since you mentioned that the distributor was out be sure and make sure the oil pump shaft is still in the motor.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:30 pm 
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thanks Jeff....if the oil pump shaft is the hexagonal shaped pin with a pointed top that you can see down in the bottom of the hole that the distributor goes in....then yes...it's still there.

I'm assuming that the distributor spins this shaft and makes the oil pump work.

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I might add that you be sure it's TDC between the compression stroke and power stroke, not TDC between exhaust stroke and intake stroke. Otherwise you'll be 180 off, because both rockers are up in both TDC's.

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