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Hi I have a 1941 Buick Special 8. It has a 248 inline 8. I just got my radiator back and have been trying to get the car running. We were trying to figure out the timing but I don't understand how to do this with out the "degree scale" on later cars (excuse my lack of proper terminology). There is a mark or indentation on the flywheel but nothing to measure it against.

As well I have been unable to find what the timing should be set to. All I can seam to find is "BTDC or as marked) I'm not fully sure I understand this. What mark are they referring to and what does it line up with?

The last thing we were having trouble was the dwell. I found something that I think was saying between 21 an 30. I not fully confident it that value though.

Thanks for all your help guys

Ed

** I have moved this post to the prewar section and can't figure out how to delete this if you are interested here is the link **

http://forums.aaca.org/f165/1941-tming-adjustments-265449.html#post668157

sorry for any confusion

Edited by EdMinster (see edit history)
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