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Looking for timing hints 3 weeks 22 hours ago #137050

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I had my timing pulley eat itself on my 66 100hp Johnson meteor. I have replaced it but I would like to dial in the timing. I think i have a slight offset from the points not being perfect. I have to go back and check them. Any advice on how to best set the timing?

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Looking for timing hints 2 weeks 4 days ago #137078

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I had the same problem several years ago with the same engine, had the local sheriff dept pull be back to the landing.

You have to look very close with a flashlight and there are marks stamped all over the place. Probably a mark stamped on the recoil housing facing the dist and then a mark on the flywheel and another mark on the dist brace or crankcase. Those three marks have to be lined up. Then there should be three marks on distributor pulley, distributor housing and the support bracket, those also have to be lined up. Then install the belt and tighten it up.
The mark under the flywheel on the crankcase or bracket might be hard to find, usually painted over.
If those marks are off by one notch on your belt it will not run right.

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Looking for timing hints 2 weeks 1 day ago #137127

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Lining up the marks didn't work. it won't start in the that spot. 1 cog over it will start but kills when i put it in gear. 3 cogs seems to be ideal. is there some other adjustment that should happen so the marks line up?

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Looking for timing hints 2 weeks 1 day ago #137129

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The only other thing I can think of is to do a synchronization of all the linkages. I might have a Clymer book that goes through the process. I know there is a video somewhere on youtube that I did watch. Try searching you tube, I'll do the same when I get a chance.
Did you check your point clearance after all the alignments were made?

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Looking for timing hints 2 weeks 1 day ago #137132

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I know some of ya guys are not big fans of Clymer books but this one has been my bible for a whole bunch of years.
Here are the basic steps for synchronizing your 100hp V4 1966.


Hope this helps with the problem.

Cal

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Looking for timing hints 2 weeks 1 day ago #137133

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I was able to pull up on an a slalom ski so it isn't horrible. but. it is not as solid as it was. I will follow the directions and see where i end up. I didn't want to mess with it when it was running well.

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