Fil Bonica wrote:The distributor shaft position is determined by the placement of the oil pump gear in to the camshaft gear.
If at some time it was replaced improperly timing the engine can be near to impossible.
To confirm this it is necessary to remove the distributor and the intermediate shaft and observe the position of the slot on the top of the oil pump.
At TDC it should be parallel to the engine block.
Anything other than that position could mean you will have to remove the engine and relocate the oil pump properly to achieve proper mechanical timing. The -34 manual spells out how to set up things properly.
If you decide that this is the problem it would be wise to confirm that the cam shaft and crank are properly aligned .
You can confirm this by uncovering the camshaft cover and locating the dots on both shafts. When they are rotated they should line up with one another.
Hope that this whole treatise makes sense and helps you find the problem.
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