WiscoFlowers Posted March 11 Share Posted March 11 Recently purchased in-laws farm and it came with two 340’s that we use for flower farming. One is a 1960 and the other is 1961. There always seems to be an issue with the one starting. I have helped adjust the points numerous times over the last few years because that’s what I was told to do but now that I own the tractors I didn’t want to mess with them anymore. Did some digging and wanted to convert it from 6 volt positive ground to 12v negative ground as well as eliminate the points and install the electronic ignition kit from pertronix. Fast forward to installing the electronic ignition and the magnetic sleeve didn’t fit over the cam of the distributor because the distributor was not an original (found this out after the fact) got ahold of an original distributor and marked everything on the old one and swapped it out with the new one. The tractor runs but it doesn’t seem right. I tried loosening the distributor housing and slightly rotating both CW and CCW and it seemed better the more advanced I made it but then it started running too hot. I am starting to think maybe I could be off a tooth on the actual distributor but honestly I have limited experience with distributors so I am learning this all as I go. My question is how do I actually time the engine correctly. I found the “point” on the front of the engine, but I didn’t find any marks on the pulley. I’ll admit I didn’t look overly hard because I was getting hungry and ready to call it a day. I will look for the mark or marks when I head back out but I am still confused on how I actually orientate the distributor or cap when I have cylinder 1 at TDC. Also, hopefully this is in the correct forum. Thanks in advance Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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