Easyist to remove at 45 degrees, half way between forward and right.It is a 58 panhead and the stop part retained by the wire bail is in the proper recess to limit the movement of the timer. But that is another question . Which pair of holes does the wire bail go in? I never paid attention which ones they were in when I had the timer apart. I did not pull it from the engine so where it is was as driven back when
This is full advance with engine running.The timing mark was just in the window as for the FL. and light just coming on at with the timer at full advanced. So the question is still with the timer at fully advanced is the engine running at full advance or somewhere near?
I have owned eight of these, all of them started easy at full retard, they will start at half retard, the risk of kick back increases.