View Full Version : trying to turn my engine over

07-06-2005, 09:49 AM
she wants to go now, and she's sparking although im not sure if i have them in the right order. (any pointers on where on the dizzy cap you conect them :)
just dosent want to run on her own? drained the battery trying.
any suggestions please.

07-06-2005, 11:45 AM
As you look at the engine:

Front right lead on the dizzy goes to rear right plug,
rear right on dizzy goes to front right plug,
rear left on dizzy goes to rear left plug
and front left on dizzy goes to front left plug.

07-06-2005, 12:55 PM
cheers jonny :)
got her started and idling, but i have no umph in first unless i really rev her and then she gives up the ghost when i go up hill.
think its my timing and chike that need adjusting?

07-06-2005, 01:16 PM
Take the dizzy cap off. Set the crank pulley at about 8-10deg brfore tdc (the first notch on a standard pulley should be just to the right of the case centre line) with the rotor arm facing rearward and to the right.
Replace the dizzy.
undo the dizzy clamp and spin the body about 1/8 turn clockwise.
switch the ignition on.
turn the dizzy body SLOWLY anticlockwise until you get a rather sharp electric shock up your arm.
tighten the dizzy clamp.
This should get you running enough for a strobe-light tune up.

It hurts, but it works!

07-06-2005, 01:23 PM
cheers, was that in the masochists handbook?
commonly known as "so you want to own a volkswagen beetle"

07-06-2005, 02:09 PM
alternatively use a test light in place of your arm :D

08-06-2005, 02:40 PM
right, so i discovered i had put the cam in wrong yesterday.
we pulled the engine, aligned the cam put her back together and now i cant get her to run again, she trys to start but no self motivation, not to mention a lot of bangs and puffs of smoke out of the exhaust and the carb.
what have i done now??

09-06-2005, 05:57 AM
Dizzy 180 degrees out?

And who's this 'we' anyway?

09-06-2005, 07:01 AM
me an a mate whos garage im borrowing.
plus he knows a bit more about engines an stuff then i do.

09-06-2005, 09:29 AM
valve timing ......

i.e. did you reset ya valves when you put your cam in right

With No1 at TDC .... both valves should be shut (check also the correct spark plug lead lines up aswell - dissy could be out 90 or 180 ...... mine is you just have to remember :D ), but becareful there is kind of 2 TDC's make sure when you turn the engine over the correct valves opens after the valves have been shut on the ignition part of the cycle (exhaust valve :) )

hope this helps


09-06-2005, 09:30 AM
cheers, will check it out as soon as i get chance to nip into my mates garage :) where the toad is hiding