The crossover and rack are wrapped now, wire loom (and a single booty) has been installed already. As far as your piston stop, brilliant. I refer to it as the threaded thingy I forgot I had until you said something. put it in at the notional TDC. Taped the balancer, reversed the direction, and cut the difference in half. About 10 degrees off. Re-set, screw with wires and fire to set the timing. Still running at 12.8ish and the timing lite gives out. Shut it down and I now have fuel leak at the pressure gauge. Additionally, I just noticed that the fuel line was resting against the passenger side manifold...awesome. Pre-heated fuel has to do wonders.You have bigger issues to worry about before you deal with checking for TDC.
that down pipe touching the steering rack, and the new plug wire you’re gonna need, with the requisite insulator bootie covers installed to make sure that don’t happen again.
Once that is done, then....
TDC can be checked with the heads on using a piston stop that you screw into the spark plug hole. If you know the procedure to check for TDC once you have that, Ill spare you the details. if you don’t, just let me know and i’ll tell you how to do it.
I just adjusted all four corners on the Monster,..and the two fronts are under pressure regardless as to whether the suspension is unloaded or not.Well, I've never considered myself an expert at anything. I will say that I learned this method from my Dad's chassis shop, used it on several previous cars, and will continue to use it. You can wipe excess, or dirt, away. You have to machine to repair galling and not all set-ups are going to allow a person to "turn by hand" while under pressure. To each their own.
No doubt about the wrench. The rears are nice and civil, the fronts, well they really make you appreciate them when you get them done.I just adjusted all four corners on the Monster,..and the two fronts are under pressure regardless as to whether the suspension is unloaded or not.
You gotta get a better spanner wrench. I bought a thicker unit long ago, and even with that extended the handle length to make turning the adjusters easier.
I wipe the threads off, shoot a stream of wd 40 and make the adjustments..its still a bitch up front