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I just put a hei distibutor on a 66 283 v8 in my s10. now im trying to figure out how to and at what position to put the wires on the new cap.

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Look and see if the manifold has numbers above the spark plugs some do and then see if the distributor cap has numbers on the top of it.

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The firing order, which should be cast into the intake manifold, for the chevy small block V8 is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The firing order is the numerical sequence in which the spark plugs are fired. The insertion position of each spark plug wire around the circumference of the distributor cap can be found according to a clock face. The insertion sequence determines the firing order. The firing order is followed clockwise around the distributor cap starting from the 6:30 position with the 6:30 position being the number one cylinder spark plug wire.
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