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I have changed the distributor cap but am unsure if i have

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I have changed the distributor cap but am unsure if i have the leads correct
JA: What is the model/year of your classic?
Customer: MG Midget 1500. 1079
JA: What year is your classic?
Customer: Sorry 1979
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: set engine at TDC and assumed that was cylinder 1 the fitted lead in an anti clockwise direction 1,3 4,2
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: manual 68k
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Steve replied 7 months ago.

How did you check it was at top dead center?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
fitted new dissy cap and am unsure if i have the leads correctCountry: United Kingdom
Make: MG
Model: Midget 1500
Year: 1980Already Tried:
set engine to TDC. assumed that the rotor arm is then facing No1. set leads going anti clockwise 1,3.4.2
Expert:  Steve replied 7 months ago.

If you set to TDC by the mark on the crank pulley you could be 180 degrees out of time.

Try turning it over again to tdc and check

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