let me start out by saying that I am no expert and I will try to explain my situation to the best of my ability.
I have a triumph unit that I am trying to degree the cams in. I have printed out johns (thank you) instructions on how to degree your cams and read them over and over. Although I think I got it the numbers aren't making any sense. Im going to describe what ive done with some pictures and description.
My first step was to set my degree wheel using the piston stop method. that was not a problem.
my second step was to set up my dial indicator on the drive side. ( I set up 2 so I could bounce back and forth without tearing down)
Third step set my crank to 45 degrees then rotate the intake clockwise to .20 and set the idler gear. heres where it gets odd. I have followed the the gear stack method john had described and this gear gets me the closest.I can set the opening timing at 45 degrees btc at about .21 which I don't think is terrible but when I rotate the crank to the closing position @ .20 it reads 74 degrees. Im under the impressin that it should read 67. Out of the 3 keyways that is the best one. if I rotate the crank to 67 the dial indicator reads .30.
Im not sure if im being too critical or not doing something right. my timing card is below.
I will apologize in advance for not sizing my pictures if they turn out too big. just don't know how. Thanks for any and all input.