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Thread: Distributor Firing Order/Wire Location - '74 AMC-360

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    Distributor Firing Order/Wire Location - '74 AMC-360

    I have a book but all it tells me is the firing order for a point type ignition system.

    Questions:
    Firing order for the V8 is:
    Clockwise
    1, 8, 4, 3, 6, 5, 7, 2 - Correct?

    #1 being at the vacuum advance basically.

    Engine Bank firing location:
    Left bank (passenger side) 2, 4, 6, 8 - Correct?
    Right Bank 1, 3, 5, 7 - Correct?

    Also, what should the timing be for this motor? 5*BTDC, and, should I have the crank shaft pully set about 5* then drop the dizzy in and the rotor to point to number 1.... or better yet I can make any number 1 right, as long as I get the initial 5* or what ever it should be.

    **As I have it now - Found TDC w/the exhaust valve that just barley moved, looked where the POwner had the rotor (@ number 4 location), marked the dizzy housing on the block, pulled the dizzy, primed the motor, reset dizzy to same spot and mover the rotor to the number 1 position. Should I remove it and do like I asked in the statement above or leave it and find the advance to get it to fire.

    Is advanced towards the passenger side (clockwise) or drivers side (counter clock wise)

    I do believe I am right but I just want to double check.

    Thanks,
    Jim
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    Yes, 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
    #1 @ vac can
    800 rpm manual, 600 rpm automatic @ 8* BTDC
    Make sure vac advance is disconnected and plugged @ the carb.

    Odd # cyl on left bank, even on right. #1 front left. (left and right on vehicles are always as if you were sitting in the driver's seat)

    You are pretty much correct.

    Anything else?
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    Thanks, got it to fire today @ about 10.

    Thanks again,
    Jim
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