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Which plug wire goes where on distributor

85 corvette 5.7

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Fig. 1: 5.7L (VIN 8) Engines Engine firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Distributor rotation: clockwise

Fig. 2: 5.7L (VIN J) Engines Engine firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 Distributorless Ignition System

Hope this helps and have fun wrenching on that vette!!

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