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Old 10-14-2015, 04:19 PM   #1
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hi guys
looking for some help
I have a 48 flathead. I want to advance the timing. the distributor is in the front between the water pumps . is the any way of turning the distributor
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Old 10-14-2015, 05:20 PM   #2
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Have you checked your manual?
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:31 PM   #3
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48 was the year of two different styles/locations of distributors, car versus truck. I gather yours is the car/earlier style that sits low on the front of the block between the water pumps. There is a screw and an index marked plate under it on the right side as you look at the distributor. If you loosen the screw you can then push up, counter clockwise, on it to advance the timing or push it down to retard it. Doing that you're moving the points plate inside the distributor to change the timing. Quite simple.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:32 PM   #4
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here's a link to MacVP's website showing timing setup on crab distributor.....which should be yours or yours with different cap and rotor...good luck...bookmark Mac's website, lots of good info there...Mike

http://www.vanpeltsales.com/FH_web/f...str-timing.htm
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