My car wants to work in opposite of what it should on the mechanical spark/advance operation. On the rod from the dashboard to the engine compartment should the clip that holds the rod to the distributor be at the 12 or 6 oclock position?
Also, on the distributor, when you retard the engine on the dash does the metal tab on the distributor that the rod is attached to from the other side of the engine travel away from the engine and when you advance it pulls toward the engine?
The way this engine is responding it seems like we have the rod in wrong position. Thanks in advance
To advance the spark/timing,the distributor/breaker point plate should be moved in anti-clockwise direction to normal rotation,ie towards the engine block.To retard the timing,it should be in a clockwise direction in the direction the rotor normally turns,ie,away from the engine block.