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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-14-2003, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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84\' 305 :URGENT:

My friend just did a tune up on his firebird and it was missing like mad. So i went through the wires on the cap and they were out of sequence I have this pcture of how the wires are on the cap. Is this sequence corect. It will not even start now if any other ideas of why it wont start. By the way we just did cap/rotor and plugs not wires, just another question how are the cylinders arranged on each bank as in where is cyl. 1,2,3,4 and so on
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Re: 84\' 305 :URGENT:

#1 is the drivers side front of the engine, #2 is pass. side front, #3 is second one back from front on drivers side, etc. So the drivers side of the engine from front to back is #1, #3, #5, and #7. And pass side from front to back is #2, #4, #6, and #8.

Bring the #1 piston up to TDC firing (by pulling #1 plug and sticking finger over hole and bumping engine over till your finger is blown off) and stick that cylinders wire on whatever dist. plug the rotor is pointing at. Then just go around the dist in direction of spin hooking each one to the proper cylinder based on the firing order.

1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3

Looks like you have 7 and 2 mixed with 4 and 3

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Re: 84\' 305 :URGENT:

sorry to pee in your wheaties willy but the order IS 18436572
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Re: 84\' 305 :URGENT:

Dwa? Hmm, I just went off my 327 intake manifold sitting next to me... But yeah the rest of my info is good at least [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img] Damn swap meet manifold...

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Re: 84\' 305 :URGENT:

I don't know why it didn't work because isn't the #1 cyl. marked on the cap. I took the terminal that said 1 on it and hooked cyl 1 to it. But this is how it ended up working. It runs just fine, no misses or backfiring any more. Thanks for the replys though.

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Re: 84\' 305 :URGENT:

No because cylinder 1 could be any post on the distributor. When ever piston 1 should be firing and what ever post the rotor is pointing at is were 1 should be. It always follows firing order starting at 1 and going clockwise though. Most people have the rotor pointing at the driver for cylinder 1 basicly just for some uniformity.....but 1 could be pointing towards the passenger front wheel.....

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Re: 84\' 305 :URGENT:

Well, you've got the right firing order but they're in the wrong locations if you haven't retimed it. You've got a backwoods hick location theme going on. It's like some goofball put the distributor in 180 and then moved the spark plug wires to compensate. That is what I call engineering an accident.

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