Find top dead centre on the compression stroke (approximately).
Look in the primary case for a timing mark on the rotor.
Rotate the engine backward slightly until the rotor mark lines up with the pointer.
This is where you want the points to just open,when the advance unit is at full advance.
If you twist the points cam fully anti-clockwise against the springs until it hits the stop,it will be in the fully advanced position.
Move the points plate until you can get the points to just barely open,when you twist the cam right to the stop.
If the ignition is turned on,and you are listening to a radio,you will hear a loud crackle exactly when the points just open.For best results,put the radio between stations and turn it up loud.
Hi all, after having to sell my 66 Bonnie, I am now starting another project and have this old engine case from a trade so wanted to ask if anyone could help me identify this model and year from the serial number. I think it is a 71 engine but from everything I read, I expected to see 2 letters...
Hi saw these advertised what do you reckon, good or waste of time?
Finally a warm enough day here for me to fire up the 77 bonnie for the first time in a few months and try out some of the repairs and tweaks I've done. After a few kicks, bike fired up, ran very rough, then died. I did a few quick tests and determined the left cylinder is not firing. I...
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