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Timing for Studebaker Lark

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  • Timing for Studebaker Lark

    I have a 1960 Studebaker Lark 6 with a 170 flat head 6. The timing is off. I replaced the distibuter cap and rotor. And all the spark plugs are in order. And it still wont start. It has a great battery, it is putting gas into the carb. And it spins great and it sounds like it will start but it wont.
    Any ideas?

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    Is this the car where you confirmed #1 position on the cap by using the timing mark on the harmonic balancer?

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    • #3
      If the 6cyl. is the same as a V/8 per TDC the rotor could be 180 dgrs. out.When the crank marks & the needle indicate TDC make sure the rotor is pointing at #1 not 180 away.The rotor in a V/8 turns counter clockwise maybe the 6 is the same,keep this in mind when placing the ignition wires in proper order in thr dist.cap

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      • #4
        turn the distributor one way a little bit and try it. If it sounds less promising, then try the distributor the other way a little bit.

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