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Re: Cam Timing (HELP!)

In a message dated 96-02-26 16:45:24 EST, you write:

>Holy moly - not sure what's going on...  Started pulling things apart (BTW,
>Craftsman has a great 10 mm universal for that 'tough driver's side' bolt).
>Set the crank to top dead at the Harmonic AND the timing mark on the
Forget the balancer, that is a production assembly reference, split the zero
on the flywheel
- the dot on the cam sprocket is 3 teeth retarded! It is aligned
>perfectly with the top edge of the valve cover - not the gasket. 
If you are at zero(tdc) the cam mark should be a straight edge extension of
the valve cover rail to the back of the cam gear.....
 Would this
>thing even run with the cam that retarded?
>It starts with no hesitation, runs with decent power, scampers great >1.1
>bar. It pings slightly if I attempt to run 87 and boost above 1.3.

Advance it should have the zero mark 1 tooth below the valve cover rail....

WARNING, dave....  You advance that cam, you WILL run 93-94 octane,