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    Posted: 16-June-2019 at 6:38PM
Hey Guys and Gals,
I'm having trouble starting my 351W. I'm wondering if I have the timimg pointer in the right place. Should be on the passenger side underneath the alternator or on the Driver side near the power steering?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2019 at 7:33PM
mine on my 74 is on the passenger side IIRC but some years were opposite i think may depend on what year of timing cover and balancer you have? i think the later windsors had it on the driver side...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-June-2019 at 7:13AM
Passenger side about the 10:00 position. Should be a folded metal pointer that bolts on with two of the timing cover bolts
Unless a really early block/ rotating assembly, which MAY be driver side about 2:00 position which would be a cast pointer
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bolt hole spacing should only allow it to fit in 1 place?

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Thank you Guys and Gals. I replaced the timing cover, timing chain with a true double roller timing chain. Replaced the water pump, 4bbl aluminum intake manifold, a hydraulic flat cam, lifters and push rods, and 600cfm holley with vacuum secondaries
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