In Reply to: 1941 - 9N posted by D Baethge on December 16, 2017 at 16:11:45:
Well, you've now discovered 2 "well kept secrets" about EI. The modules burn up if you leave the key on and there is no easy way to set the timing.
Trail & error is the only practical way.
Loosen the timing plate lock screw and turn to advance or retard the timing (move the plate down to advance timing, up to retard). Remember, each one of those little hash marks represents about 4° of timing. I'd advance it 8* and see what happens.
Wen you pull the distributor, check the advance weights. Unscrew the plate hold down screw & remove the C clip to get the plate out. Remove the shaft & weights. The weights should freely move and the slots should not be wallowed out.