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I got help with fire order on block now what is the wires go on cap start and finish

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  • Robert Hammond
    Robert Hammond May 10, 2009

    the firing order starts at 5 oclock and goes on as two at six and so on around the cap

  • rjbeg123 May 11, 2010

    Firng order is engraved on your engine, usually on the intake manifold, I wouldn't tyr for that in a place like this!

  • Peter Schroebel Jun 27, 2013

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Below is the firing order diagram for your chevy. I am assuming it is a V-8. If it is not, let me know.
The #1 spark plug wire starts in the 5 o'clock position in the diagram.
Good luck, hope this fixes it.
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