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How to replace a distributor when the original rotor position is unknown?

How to replace a distributor when the original rotor position is unknown?
I have a 1989 5.0 Mustang that I had to pull the distributor to replace the Ignition Control Module. I was careful to mark the distributor’s postion however I forgot to mark the rotor position within the distributor. Now I’m stuck. Can anyone give me a clue as to how to align the engine with the distributor enough to get it running so that I can fine tune the timing by twisting the distributor? Thanks.

Answer:Turn engine till the #1 piston is top dead center on the compression stroke. insert the distributor with the rotor pointing to the position of the plug wire going to cylinder #1

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