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1 hour ago, Alan Blalock said:

Today,s stupid question is " which direction do I turn my distributor to retard the timing?" Sorry 289 Avanti R1

Counter clockwise and it is only stupid if you already know the answer

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Studebaker V8's are somewhat unique in that they utilize timing gears as opposed to the 'more common' timing chain set.

 The gears reverse the direction of the camshaft (compared to direction of crankshaft rotation) and consequently reverse distributor rotation.

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31 minutes ago, 64studeavanti said:

Mopar use chains and also have CCW rotation.

Not sure if we're talking about the same thing...but I can't picture how a chain driven camshaft could turn in opposite direction of crankshaft?

(perhaps you mean distributor rotation?)

 

 

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14 hours ago, 64studeavanti said:

The context of this thread is distributor rotation.

True, however, as I introduced camshaft rotation into this conversation, your second post became a bit blurred! (unclear)

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The rule I always used learned many years ago is.. Turning the distributor in direction of the vacuum line advances it opposite retards.. Best way is to use a timing light as always.. Ron 

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