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Top Dead Center

I am installing my roller rockers and I need to achieve top dead center. I already labeled my harmonic balancer at 0 120 and 240 and I know 0 is top dead center. My question is where do I rotate the 0 to?

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i am old school take out #1 spark plug put in screw driver rotate engine till you find top dead center...
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Should the 0 on the harmonic balancer be pointing up? down? left? right? is there a marker somewhere?
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i just told you how i find it... only way i know..
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are they adjustable? did you have your heads modified and studs installed?
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i found top dead center please help with new problem

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magnet tool ?
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i just told you how i find it... only way i know..
There's two TDC's. It has to be during the compression stoke. FYI.
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There's two TDC's. It has to be during the compression stoke. FYI.
theres wasy to figure it out..
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theres wasy to figure it out..
it took me a while but the screwdriver trick worked great. I had to take the spark plugs out anyways to make it ALOT easier to turn the crank by hand. I knew it was TDC because I could turn the crank a quarter turn in either direction and the number 1 piston push rods did not move.

Thanks for the help! I'm learning.
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see he learned lol the old basic way works just fine!
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