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Buick guys - 322 timing chain help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by johnny boracho, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. johnny boracho
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
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    i've got a 1953 - 322 buick nailhead...got the # 1 piston ( passenger side ) @ top dead center...... the cam sprocket and the crank sprocket do not line up.........my understanding is that the cam sprocket should be @ 6 o'clock and the crank sprocket @ 12......these are the right parts that i'm using......anyone encountered any problems like this before or have any suggestions....
     
  2. johnny boracho
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  3. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    the 1953 motors manual says for the Buick V8 engine:
     

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  4. RichFox
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    Reading Squirrel's post, I think I remember that the timing marks were at 90 degrees from up and down when the chain and dots lined up. Why don't you just go for even overlap at TDC on the exhaust stroke end-intake stroke begining. Both valves should be open the same amount.
     
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  5. Judd
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
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    Two plated washers on the timming chain line up 12 teeth apart on the drivers side with the o's on the gears with it on TDC.




     
  6. johnny boracho
    Joined: Nov 22, 2004
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    thanks so much guys, lots of help....we got it fired up and running last nite...thanks
     

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