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tracer6, ASE Certified Technician
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How do you set the rotor to the distributor when it is on

Customer Question

How do you set the rotor to the distributor when it is on top dead center on a Pontiac 1993 trans am with a high performance P engine?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  tracer6 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, how did you determine TDC? what are you trying to do? and have done? thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where does the distributor rotor point to on TDC ON NUMBER 1 on an opti spark system
Expert:  tracer6 replied 1 year ago.

when yopu set the distributor? it will fall into palce and rotor will turn as it is going in, You may have to do a couple times but the objective? it needs to wind up pointing to #1 plug wire, Does not matter which spot you put the wires but as long as the rotor is pointing close to number 1 then you can start and set timing, Firing order is CLOCKWISE and is 18436572 so if on compression stroke at number ! cylinder. drop distributor in til near pointing to #1 plug wire , Then set timing

Expert:  tracer6 replied 1 year ago.

I can send a diagram of the locations if need

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
This is a P engine with opti spark in front of the engine drives off the front of the cam
Expert:  tracer6 replied 1 year ago.

missed that, you did send, i will be back shortly on this

Expert:  tracer6 replied 1 year ago.

Some diagrams etc,, I have attached, If you did not mark? look close at item B in the picture a little down in the .pdf. You will have to align as close as you can then tweek a little in any case, here are the links