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If you are slackening the clamp and swinging the dist round quarter of a turn it is throwing the ignition timing right out. You have to remove the distributor completely from its drive and turn it, then replace. You can set the finer timing with a strobe light. answer move wires back 2 terminals counterclockwise Answer Get a smaller diameter air filter. Answer: The reason your engine wont fire is that you are putting your ignition advance out of time. Play with your distributor until your vehicle runs properly and tighten your bolt down and leave that as it is. Now what you must figure out is how to get your air filter on. You can put a Throttle body spacer on to position your carb a little higher. Or you could go and purchase a different air filter holder and a new air filter that will fit on your engine. Take your time if your purchasing a new holder because you dont want to waste your money get something that looks good and is functional. I prefer edelbrock stuff so i would go with edelbrock and probably a K&N filter. Anyways yeah your problem is you are screwing with your spark advance.

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Q: I need To turn the distributor cap on a 350 1985 a quarter turn to the right so the air filter will fit but every time i do that the engine wont start what should i do and how can you do it right?
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