View single post by mcguan.2
 Posted: 01-19-2015 12:54 am
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I found one of Mark Rosenblum's old posts regarding removing the distributor and setting a rough static timing, but there are a couple things I don't understand. He mentioned connecting "a voltmeter or test lamp from the (-) side of the coil to chassis". I don't exactly understand this. Where do I connect the negative probe of the meter? And is the positive probe supposed to go to the chassis?

Also, he mentions loosening the "clamp bolt" so the distributor can rotate. I'm assuming this is the bolt that has a square nut at the bottom and tightens from both ends. This nut was fairly loose when I went to tighten it, which might explain why the timing was so off in the first place, but even when I tighten it all the way I'm still able to rotate the distributor fairly easily by hand. Am I tightening the wrong bolt?

In any case, now I'm unable to get the car started at all, so I don't know where to go from here.