Ive installed a 1977 350 small block That was done over with roller rockers. Replacing a 1986 Mercruiser 350 260 HP 5.7 .
We did have a flywheel issue which we straightened out.
We have two more hurdles to do
number one , We are taking everything off the old motor and installing on the 77 motor ,we were a little boggled setting in the distributor, we set the number one cylinder on TDC then tried to put on distributor,Which from standing by flywheel side we want the rotor to point to the #1 cyl, which seems to want to point to the #6 Cyl . Inside the dist you can see a #1 but the cap when lined up correctly with the little tab it has on the distributor will say different than #1 .
I am a little confused .
Also If the roller rockers need to be adjusted and they cant be adjusted till the motor is fired up ,You can't put the valve covers on with exhaust manifolds on which also support the throttle linkage . What a snowball affect!
Does anyone know how to adjust first so we can fisish the job?