Originally Posted by rspain77ss
I have a 77 351 ford w i am rebuilding and am now trying to install the distributer with an electronic conversion what do i need to do to get the timing right? i know i need to get the #1 piston at the top while the distributer arm points at #1 but how do i know when the #1 piston is at the top, and what else do i need to know/do to get the timing right?
The process is the same for any distributor. Set the rotor at the #1 plug wire when the #1 cylinder is at Top Dead Center after the compression cycle, add the correct amount of advance and clamp it down.