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It not that hard. Bring #1 cylinder up to TDC on the compression stroke,NOTE: the TDC "0" will show in the timing window for both TDC compression and exhaust stokes. Watch for the intake valve to close or I force my finger near the spark plug hole to feel for the air being forced out of the cylinder. Now rotate the distributor body so that the rotor points towards the notch on the top edge of the body where the cap sits. Pull the coil lead from the cap and secure it to ground. Place a test light on the distributor lead of the coil and ground it. Turn the ignition on and rotate the distributor body so that the points block is on the leading side of the #1 lobe and bring it up the lobe to the point where the points break contact and the test light goes out. You will now be a 0 degrees timing and the engine should start. Let it warm up and time the engine according to your setup.

Double check my lead hookups for static timing with a test light, its been awhile since I have done it and I don't have a book in front of me to confirm.
75 914 2.0L

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Old 11-01-2001, 01:45 PM
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