The timing pointer on my '86 305 is on the top of the timing chain cover. It
is in a jagged shape with 4 points on it. I do not see any marks on those
points. There is only one mark on the balancer which I assume is for TDC.
The specifications sticker says 0* timing, which is totally bizarre, but I
guess that is the tree hugger emissions era crap that kills mileage. Maybe
the computer advances it out thewazoo or something. In any case, what do the
points on the pointer mean? What point are for what degrees??