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Where is # 1 on a 1973 distributor cap - Sierra 1500 GMC Cars & Trucks

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SOURCE: how do I figure out where the #1 cylinder spark

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Your distributor may be installed backwards, or maybe just out of phase.
If backwards, you will probably never get it to start and, of course the solution is relatively simple.
If out of phase, the spark may be jumping to a different terminal inside the distributor cap and completely disrupting your ignition timing. See the attached video for an explanation of phasing and how to correct it on your car. (you will need an old distributor cap to drill a hole into so you can confirm spark)
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Working on a 1973 chevy silverado with 350 v8 motor in it. I'm confused with the distributor wiring to the spark plugs. Can anyone show me how to locate the spark plugs wire and wire them according to...

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cross the wire, probably the firing order problem.

Did you change the distributor cap, sometimes the distributor cap inside cracked, you won't see it, take off the distributor cap, but you have to remember the wires' order, lightly drop the distributor cap see if you can hear the cracking noise.

Or during the dark night, get a dark place, start your engine,see if there is spark out, fix that, maybe your car will run better.

When I had my Union 76 service station, I have solved several cases like thiat.

I had a big Sun electronic scope from 1973 to 1984, during that time, something I could't ping point where the problem was, therfore I used many experience, maybe I am wrong, but you can try it, I like to try everything.

Hope this ccan help you, good luck.


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