I have lined up the hole in the backside of the fan belt pulley with the 5 degree off TDC mark on the timing gear cover, and this is the rotor placement looks right now:
As you can see, it appears that even though the hole is lined up correctlu with the marks, the rotor points to the #3 firing position instead of the #1 firing position within the distributor. I used the following as a reference:
I think Wes indicated that my oil pump may be indexed incorrectly. Does this appear to be the case?
Should I reindex my oil pump, and if so, how difficult is that to do?
I have the CJ-5 civilian distributor. It was working when pulled out of my seized engine and is now being placed into a completely different motor. Nothing was scribed as many of the manuals recommend doing when a distributor is pulled. I found the following suggestions for what is called "Initial spark timing" and "static timing".
Initial spark timin is described as follows:
" Rotate the crankshaft slowly, and stop exactly where the timing marker indexes with the 5 degree advance mark. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. With the distributor clamped loosely, move the housing in the direction of the shaft rotation (counterclockwise), well past the #1 cylinder disributor lobe. Now, very slowly rotate the housing clockwise toward the #1 cylinder firing position. Watch the point contacts carefully. At th exact moment the points arc, you will have set the timing to 5-degres advance. For start up purposes, this is a highly accurate method
Static timing is described as follows:
" With the spark plugs removed from the engine, rotate the crankshaft to locate the timing marks as before. Now, reinstall the distributor cap. Place an old spark plug on #1 plug wire and ground the plug's metal shell. Loosen the distributor housing clamp. Turn the ignition switch to ON. Rotate the distributor housing counterclockwise a few degrees, then slowly rotate the housing clockwise until a sparkfires across the test plug. If you tighten the distributor at this exact point, accurate timing results
Is one of these methods best?
If so, does "turning the ignition switch ON" mean that the starter is moving the engine through it's full range of motion until the spark happens? I ask because I am using my push button on the solenoid as I don't have an ignition switch set up yet. I have an OFF/ON switch on the dash board and a floor switch that would normally activate the starting process.
How do I get the current to run across the distributor to the #1 spark plug (staic timing) or to rotate to where the points arc (initial timing) when my solenoid switch jumps the distributor across a significant arc at any given push? Can I run a jumper or something across a couple of leads to simulate the ignition switch.
Thanks for your insight and help.
I am seeking information on M38A1's configured for MP use from 1953-?.
I am also interested in equipment and uniforms worn and carried by MP's during this timeframe.