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@dave bushell wrote:

The distributor housing is, as you say, positively located, however, if you loosen the distributor clamp and remove a small screw that prevents the distributor being removed,the distributor itself can be withdrawn from the distributor housing and the helical gear re-engaged in a different position thereby altering the timing.

Hi Dave, we haven’t dismantled the distributer-pump unit, so that should be as it was before when it ran fine, so should be “correct” – Cheers Russell