Re: Re: Poly Question / Starting Issues
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Re: Re: Poly Question / Starting Issues



Have enjoyed reading the comments on distributor install, yes I have done the 180 dance numerous times. Today I use a simple TDC whistle on #1 from harbor freight. I bump the motor till the whistle stops and I now know I am in the ballpark, pop the cap and rewire the the plug wires to match the rotor, I don't necessarily care  where the rotor points except for plug wire length. All i want to do is get the motor fired/ broke in. If you are reading the FSM it shows how to orient the distributor drive when at TDC firing and you can do that but to me it has not been a priority. Hope this helps.
Nico Over
65 Bell II vert, 333 poly/700R4
Okeechobee FL for the winter
 
 
On 12/01/14, Bill Parker<hemirr@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
 
And I should have added, it would have been difficult for you to notice your specific issue with the timing tab easily since you didn't disassemble it...really frustrating!

Bill & Kathi Parker, South Central Indiana, harboring of bunch of old and newer Mopars

On Mon, Dec 1, 2014 at 12:30 PM, ALIENVOICE via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse <1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
This may be a silly question, but I finally figured out what was wrong with starting my 318 poly Fury - It was 180 degrees out.  When we finally got a somewhat decent day yesterday, I pulled the distributor and switched it 180, and it fired right up --- Then I got a new problem -  It was leaking under the new water pump.  Upon checking I could see it was not the pump, but below it where the timing tab was.
 
What I found was that when the shop put the water pump back on, they placed the holes of the timing tab under the water pump, keeping it from sealing.  I pulled the pump, then looked at the old 318 poly I have and saw that the timing tab was on the right (passenger) side, and the shop had placed the tab on the rebuilt 318 on the right (drivers) side (which is pretty well blocked by the lower radiator hose). 
 
My question - where is the timing tab on a poly 318 supposed to be - passenger or drivers side?  Gotta love what a shop does when putting these engines back together (hopefully the confusion is only on the outside).
 
Larry (Akron)
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