Question about 1987 Ford Mustang
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
1987 Oldsmobile Delta 88
3.8 liter V-6 VIN "3" Identifying Ignition Types I and II
On Type II coil packs, the coils can be replaced separately and the ignition wires are all on the same side of the coil pack.
With Type I Ignition
With Type II Ignition
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
The engine is a 200 CID straight six, the firing order is 153624...
Just pop the distributor cap and have someone crank the engine while you watch the rotor.
How I can determine which hole in the distributor is assigned to the #1 plug wire.
Pull the number one plug. Turn the engine over slowly (with a wrench) while holding your finger over the plug hole. When the air builds (a lot of) pressure you are coming up to the number one spot on the distributor. (the rotor will point to the location of the #1 hole in the distributor.)
Quick methods to disable the engine I have seen people do on the classics:
Close the points by loosening the set screw
Pull the rotor cap
Connect a wire from the coil to ground. (effectively closes the points. Can damage the coil if key is left on.)
Pull the main ignition wire
And there are some tricks at the starter solonoid involving the ballast resistor bypass that is used to provide a hotter spark while cranking. (Two little wires at the starter solonoid - one is crank the other is the ballast bypass.)
Might give those a look-see. Best of luck (rememeber rated this help).
Posted on May 17, 2010
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Firing order diagram on 1998 Ford Mustang V6:
1 - 4 - 2 - 5 - 3 - 6 LEFT bank numbered 1 to 3, right bank numbered 4 to 6
1 2 3 5 6 4
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Posted on May 22, 2010
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