It's been quite awhile since I posted here, but I'm finally dusting off my K5 and making an attempt to get it back on the road. It's been in storage for over 2 years now and I gave the distributor and carb to my buddy who was letting me store my truck in his garage. Now I have it back in my garage and I just picked up a distributor from a bone yard. I just got an Edelbrock 1406 from eBay that should be arriving soon. I want to get the distributor installed. I've done some research here to find out how to properly install the distributor by finding compression on the #1 cylinder. My question is, can I turn the ignition to find compression on #1 without having the carb installed yet?