My 51 F-1 has a 51 Merc flathead in it. I rebuilt it and am having
trouble timing it. I know the procedure but end up having to rotate
the distributor as far as it will go to get it in time(almost). If I
pull out the distributor and move it one tooth the timing ends up with
the distributor turned all the way the other direction. Either way, it
runs like it is retarded.
Question: Could I have the distributor gear on wrong or maybe have the
wrong gear? I built the engine out of parts from three engines...all
When I drove flatheads in my younger days the distributor always ended
up about midway in it’s adjustment travel.
Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
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