Hey all.
Just recently purchased a 1987 Mercury classic 50 45 horsepower outboard. Boat has a high-speed miss about 3000+RPM have not done a DVA test yet but went ahead and pulled the flywheel to see condition of stator. Instructions say to rotate stator if there is a high-speed Miss however I do not know if the previous owner has installed this stator properly it looks like a new stator... Relatively anyway.. minus the protective boots on the connection ends are slightly dry rotted. But it looks fine smells fine Etc. So I guess number one what is the proper alignment from Factory and does anyone know if it's a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation meant by CDI.

Also can I run the DVA test with muffs on or does it need to be in the water