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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-19-2001, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Distributor/firing order

I never noticed before and do not have a problem that I am aware of but....

I was browsing thru my Haynes while looking at the distributor/cap and noticed that the distributor itself looks like it is turned counterclockwise by about 45 degrees (based on the bolt downs Haynes shows for a 75-86 258). The bolt downs are roughly 2 & 8 o'clock instead of 4 & 10 o'clock (with 12 o'clock pointing straight at the engine). Is this something I should be concerned about and address?

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Re: Distributor/firing order

The position of the distributor on the block makes no difference at all as long as the wires and vacuum pot don't encounter interference when you set your timing. Plug wire No. 1 can be anywhere you choose on an even firing engine so long as it lines up with the rotor when #1 is at top dead centre and the other plug wires follow in order. Just my personal preference, and this may mean nothing but I like the vacuum pot pointing a little bit to the rear to reduce the chance of water getting in thru the opening that the rod goes thru. The dist also is angled slightly to the passenger side, so water will run to the low side and drain out.

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Re: Distributor/firing order

I will have to check on where the rotor is pointing...
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