TIMING IS DEAD ON, AND IT HAS NEW PLUGS,WIRES,CAP,AND ROTOR BUTTON. ITS NOT GIVING ME ANY CODES BUT YET THE #3,5,AND7 CYLINDERS DONT SEEM TO BE FIRING.THE PLUGS AND WIRES ARE VISIBLY FIRING BUT YET YOU PULL ONE OFF WHILE RUNNING AND THERE IS NO CHANGE IN ENGINE,LIKE YOU NEVER TOUCHED THEM....COMPRESSION IS FINE ALSO...NO VAC LEAKS THAT I CAN FIND EITHER....ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE A HELP THANX AMOS
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The fireing order is 1 8 4 3 6 5 7 2 . Pull #1 plug bring engine up on' top dead center if you put a finger in the plug hole you will hear and feel the engine coming up on compression and TDC, Pull dist cap and locate # 1 terrminal the rotor will be pointing at the location .Rotation on small block chevy's is clockwise start with #1 and plug the wires in. Hope this helps Regards
its possible it needs tune up but also check the timing. alot of chevy's spit and pop and when you shut them off and go to start later they wont, this is when the timing cam gear goes bad and out of time. turn crank to top dead center (TDC) on timing mark on front of engine cover or tab first, then remove dist cap and notice where the supply point of the rotor is facing. is it pointing to the # cylinder (very front of motor on the driver side)? Or is it aiming to the plug wire location on the dist cap that goes to the # 1 spark plug. ( the front plug on the driver side of motor )? If neither of these are in line then timing is out of wak. If it's all good then check plugs for old worn or burnt electrodes then check rotor with multi testor for current travel, then check cap for electrode failure and then check plug wires for current loss and burn. then perform a compression check on motor. (dry & wet)
Firing order for small block chevy is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The cylinders are numbered 1-3-5-7 on the driver's side of the engine counting front to back. Passenger side is 2-4-6-8, front to back. You will need to get #1 cylinder at top dead center on the compression stroke. To do this, remove the #1 spark plug and remove the coil wire from the distributor cap. You will need a helper for the next step. Place your index finger in the empty spark plug hole, Have your helper bump the starter with the ignition key, When #1 cylinder comes up on the compression stroke, the pressure will push your finger away from the spark plug hole. Don't worry, this doesn't hurt. Turn the key off. Check the timing mark on the harmonic balancer behind the crankshaft pulley. It should be pretty close to lining up with the "0" timing mark on the pointer attached to the engine block. Now pull the distributor cap and see where the rotor cap is pointing. This will be #1 on the distributor cap. The spark plug wire from the #1 plug will occupy that position. The next position on the distributor cap will be for the plug wire coming off the #8 cylinder. The rest of the plug wires will attach to the distributor cap in the above mentioned firing order counting clockwise. If you do not wish to place your finger in the #1 spark plug hole, you can use a piece of paper towel roll up and stuck in the hole just enough to form a seal. When the piston comes up on the compression stroke it will force the paper towel out. Any questions, just let me know.
put a socket on the nut for the crankshaft dampener and rotate the crank until you get to top dead center of #1 cylinder-remove the cap, the rotor is pointed to where #1 is located. you can have someone bump the starter with the key (disconnect the power feed wire to the distributor if you do this)
1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 The #1 spark plug is the front spark plug on the drivers side and the cylinder location in order from front to back on the drivers side is 1-3-5-7 and on the passenger side it is 2-4-6-8. The ignition rotor rotation is clockwise.
If your Distributor cap is not numbered then replace the new wires, or transfer the old ones to the new distributor cap one wire at a time. Identify the #1 spark plug wire and start from there.
Double check your timing, you could be off 180 degrees. Remove the valvecover on the driver's side and watch the valves as the engine comes up on TDC. The intake should open first and as you pass TDC the exhaust should start to open. At that point your rotor button should be in the 5 o'clock position for #1 plug to fire. Firing order should be 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 and it goes clockwise from 5 o'clock. Hope this helps.