Another way to find top dead center

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Another way to find top dead center

Postby TNMike » Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:53 am

It was rather difficult finding the compression stroke for the number one cylinder on my old Cub. What I did was remove the #1 spark plug and put a cork in it. When hand turning, as it gets to the compression stroke, the cork popped right out (even made that funny *pop* sound). I then lined the mark to the pointer and was ready to do the timing.

Don't use too small of a cork or you'll be fishin'.

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