I put the indexed in the middle of the three notches
Attempting to decipher I take it you mean the camplate is at the neutral position?
If the factory manual
instructions are followed then once the gears are assembled the camplate (set at the neutral notch) should be turned to the 1st gear position
before the outer cover is fitted. If that isn't done then the quadrant timing will be wrong.
and the middle tooth on the quadrant on the center line. I thought.
I don't understand that but it doesn't sound right.