1963-1973 Mercruiser all Engines and Drives Service Manual Books 1 and 2, Page 223Get this manual
hRem ve ft bank cuver nd :ra engine nnli 0 in valve closeslher] contin ue o 2c rank lowly until poir.tr !;r,es ;]p ith timln;!
lin es up with te rmin for No.1 spark plugIn ta ll cap, hec ll hi gh tension wire conn ec tions nd co nn ec pa rk plu wires
if th ey have been removed(Figur 4) Be cer tai that wires are in taIled in proper location in pports4 567Figure Spark lug
Wire In tallation"283" V-8 Engine ENGINE DISTURBED 1Locate :'-io1 piston in firing po ilion by ei ther of 2 methods ("aor
"btl)following: aRemove Xo1 spark plug nd, wi th finger all plug holecrank engine until compression is fell in01 cylinderContinue
cra nkin until pointer line up with liming mark on crankshaft pu!Ie', or NO E: IT'ires mu be in" lalled as indicated to prevent
cross -firi ng 8Connect distributor !rimary ""i re to coil terminal9- tart engine and set iming as described under" Ignition