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I bought this 78 about 2 months ago, it has been running fine. I thought i would check it's timing. Engine was warm, plugged the vacuum advance, hooked up the inductive timing light. Started the engine, pointed the light at the timing mark and can't find timing mark on the balancer. Shut down the engine, bumped engine until I verified that there was a timing mark on the harmonic balancer. loosened the distributor, started the engine and check it again, moved the distributor about an 1/8 th of a turn and can't find the timing mark in the timing light. What am I missing? What should I be checking
 

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Found timing mark for #1 is currently at 12:00 position, when I try and adjust the distributor to get to 4 BTDC it becomes very rough. Checked to see if any of the other cylinders would give me the timing mark and none would. So what am I facing? A slipped balancer or a distributor in the wrong spot?
 
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