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216 Static timing.
#1328333 Tue Oct 01 2019 02:48 AM
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'Bolter
Hey all,

Can someone point me to the how-to for static timing the 216 engine? I got a remanufactured distributor, new vacuum advance, carb, plugs and wires. I keep searching and there is so much to go though related to someone's timing issues but I havent found a good how to yet.

Thanks for the help.


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Re: 216 Static timing.
Silverado_9c3 #1328345 Tue Oct 01 2019 06:52 AM
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Here's the procedure from the service manual (paraphrased)
1. Turn the engine till #1 intake valve closes and continue turnig about 1/3 turn till the #1 piston is at top of the cylinder.
(the manual says this "This can be determined by watching at the timing indicator opening on clutch housing above starter until U/C marking on flywheel lines up with pointer.")
2. Install the distributor into the block with the distributor cap spring clips parallel with the engine block, turn rotor slightly clockwise from 90 deg to engine block and push distributor down into position. It may be necessary to remove the distributor and use a long screwdriver to turn the oil pump shaft to align the slot with the tang on the distributor shaft.
3. Turn distributor body slightly until points are just slightly open and tighten distributor clamp screw.
4. Install cap and check that rotor is pointing to #1 cylinder.
That should get it close enough to start.


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Re: 216 Static timing.
Silverado_9c3 #1328385 Tue Oct 01 2019 03:01 PM
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'Bolter
That is pretty close to how I do it. Trace the no. 1 distributor wire to the cap and put a vertical chalk mark on the body of the distributor directly under the No. 1 plug wire tower on the cap. Remove all the plugs and cover No. 1 plug hole with your thumb or finger, and rotate the motor around until you feel compression coming up. You are now on the compression stroke for No. 1. Now, using the bell housing indicator and the marks on the flywheel, line up for TDC. Put your plugs and wires back on, pull the cap and look at the rotor. It should be pointing at your chalk mark. If its not, loosen the distributor (use the screw on the clamp and not the bolt on the octane selector plate) and move it until the rotor is pointing to the chalk mark and tighten it down. You are pretty close to, if not actually on, TDC and should be able to fire the motor right up and fine tune with a timing light.

Last edited by Dragsix; Wed Oct 02 2019 04:22 PM.

Mike
Re: 216 Static timing.
Silverado_9c3 #1328463 Wed Oct 02 2019 12:48 AM
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'Bolter
Dragsix… Nicely explained.

Re: 216 Static timing.
Silverado_9c3 #1328547 Wed Oct 02 2019 06:42 PM
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You are too kind!


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Re: 216 Static timing.
klhansen #1329589 Sat Oct 12 2019 03:36 AM
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What is the U/C marking? I found a BB type indicator.


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1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton-previously abandoned resto.

My Project Bolt

I hate when people leave their brains at home. Seriously when did critical thinking and customer service go out the window? How about common sense and striving to go the extra mile? Idiots, surrounded by idiots it tell you.
Re: 216 Static timing.
Silverado_9c3 #1329591 Sat Oct 12 2019 03:45 AM
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'Bolter
i might have to try again, I am off parallel more like 10 and 5 and my rotor is past 90 degrees just slightly. so I think i messed that up.


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1953 Chevrolet 3100 1/2 ton-previously abandoned resto.

My Project Bolt

I hate when people leave their brains at home. Seriously when did critical thinking and customer service go out the window? How about common sense and striving to go the extra mile? Idiots, surrounded by idiots it tell you.
Re: 216 Static timing.
Silverado_9c3 #1329603 Sat Oct 12 2019 12:51 PM
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'Bolter
Depends on the flywheel. You have to look really really close and see if there are some other stampngs on the flywheel. For example a 5 and a degree symbol. What that means is that uc is tdc and the bb is 5 degrees advanced. Others say 2 degrees not sure if any others. Look at page 2 of the thread entitled “timing” scroll down a bit and you will see a photo of what I am talking about.

Last edited by Dragsix; Sat Oct 12 2019 12:54 PM.

Mike
Re: 216 Static timing.
Silverado_9c3 #1329608 Sat Oct 12 2019 01:32 PM
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Re: 216 Static timing.
Silverado_9c3 #1329611 Sat Oct 12 2019 01:50 PM
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- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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