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Where does the 1 plug go on the cap, where does the 8 plug go on the cap etc,etc, etc.Im sure someone is having a good laugh on me .
You need to start by turning the crankshaft pulley to TDC (top Dead Centre) There should be an alignment mark on there for reference. Once you have this, then remove the distributor cap and refer to the position of the rotor arm. It is pointing to number 1 plug lead (number 1 cylinder). You can start from that reference and hook up No.1 plug lead. Then, as your rotor arm turns clockwise, it should hit the following cylinders in this sequence: 1,8,4,3,6,5,7,2.
1,3,5,7 refers to the left bank and 2,4,6,8 refers to the right bank.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
V8s are 18436572 going clockwise number 1 should be marked on cap or closest tower facing you standing at the rad
Posted on Jan 09, 2009
1 8 4 3 6 5 7 2 in clockwise rotation. Number one is the front cyl on the drivers side -all odd #'s from front to back 1 3 5 7. on the passenger side front starts with 2 and then 4 6 8 . Put the # 1 cyl at top dead center and see where on the cap the rotor is pointing. Start your #1 wire there and continue clockwise until you have all 8. Hope this helped!
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
This is a one piece distributor. It has the coil and pickup sensor all built in. Check and see if you have 12 volts on the large red wire that plugs into the cap while the key is on. (The other wire is for a tachometer if you have one). If you have power and there is no spark from your ignition wires, your pickup module is bad in the distributer. Very rarely have I seen a failed coil.
Posted on Mar 11, 2010
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