I took my 1922 Tourer out yesterday and all was fine. This morning I jumped in and I find that the timing is now advanced to the point where I can't start her with the timing lever in the most retarded position. Before I start bending rods, is there anything I should be checking first?
Smarter brains may have better ideas. But I think you may have jumped a tooth or two on the timing gear.
Do you know if you have a fiber gear.?
Often they will shuck the teeth and the car won't run.
Also, the timer brush may have slipped somehow, I would check it first.
Do you have a distributor?
I worked on a Lone Star T club member's car last year that had the same problem. Every time he turned the car off he had to re index the timing.
It was equipped with a Texas T Parts distributor. The distributor gear on the camshaft had come loose. Very easy to fix.