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  1. #1 2.0 pinto timing 
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    Good evening folks. Looking for some guidance with the timing of my rebuilt pinto. I have added a picture of the cam pulley. It has been put back the way it came off. The pointer is facing the rear of the engine and the front of the pulley has a large fitted washed type thing that covers the holes. There are no timing marks on the front of the pulley. I have drilled a small dimple which matches the one on the rear of it. I have timed it with the bottom on tdc and the pointer at the top and bottom and still I can’t get any compression and it is blowing back through the carb so timing is not right. Any help ??AA62CE67-4F6F-4647-8350-7A07BEE0670E.jpeg
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    Long time since I have done one but there should be a drilled dimple in the face of the head to line up with the pointer on the cam pulley.

    Theres a picture showing what it looks like on this link, scroll down to post #18

    http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=230761
    Last edited by cabrioman; 18-11-2019 at 06:03 PM.
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    Thanks mate. The problem is if you look at the pulley you can’t see the pointer through it so it’s impossible to line anything up with any dot on the head. Never seen a pulley like this before where you can’t see any timing mark from the front.
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    Page 4 of the Burton catalogue has some useful info.
    https://view.publitas.com/burtonpowe...booklet/page/1
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    Thanks. It’s a minefield lol
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    Can't help but think pulley was on the wrong way in the first place. Blowing back thro' carb suggests timing out by 180 degrees. Have you checked position of rotor arm when you have all other marks lined up?
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    Haven’t owned a pinto for many years but remember why I had a Cortina and the cam belt broke.
    I thought the camshaft pulley had a window cutout, had a quick search on fleebay and see there was a cutout window.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    Another search on eBay shows 2 types, a Quaife solid pulley like the one you have or an original.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F333400247743
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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  10. #10 Re: 2.0 pinto timing 
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    The Haynes manual from the Ford Sierra is available online.
    http://musse67.mbnet.fi/Taunus/Korja...r%20Manual.pdf
    Chapter 2A deals with the SOHC engine.

    The distributer rotor arm has to be fitted to check the position of the camshaft. The camshaft turns at half the crankshaft speed. Could it be that the camshaft is a full turn out?
    Paul
    Last edited by milliemarlin; 19-11-2019 at 08:22 AM. Reason: correct mistake
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