<VV> elusive timing mark (HUMOR)

Jay Pitchford jay.pitchford at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 18:12:48 EDT 2009

Lay off the beer while shooting the timing?

On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 3:10 PM, Ray Rodriguez III <grymm at echoes.net> wrote:

> I started my "hot rodded" 140 today (now in the 66) for the first time in
> over three years, and the first time since taking it 75% of the way apart.
>  Much to my pleasure it ran, and didnt explode or make any horrible
> mechanical noises.
> My valve adjustments were way off.. they were all clattering like crazy.
>  Before starting on the valve adjustments I wanted to set the timing real
> quick....
> Hit it with the timing light, and the timing mark was nowhere in sight.  I
> set the timing "close enough" by ear and did the valve adjustment.
> Afterward I started playing with carbs...  (turns out my secondaries need a
> rebuild and one accel pump isnt working =(  )
> While doing this I hit it with the timing light again.. and there was the
> mark... clear as day.  It was fairly close but I adjusted it a tad.
> A little while later I shot it again.......  the mark was gone again....
>     I looked around and found it..... it's just about where the belt joins
> the Harmonic Balancer on the drivers side... that's gotta be almost 90
> degrees off....
> With the timing mark "lost" over on the drivers side the car still runs
> fine (the same), the actual timing seems to be unchanged despite the timing
> mark moving.....  any help?
> Ray Rodriguez III
> CORSA member
> 66' Corsa 140/4 coupe
> 65' Corsa 140/4 coupe (under construction)
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