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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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