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11-12-2006, 11:39 AM
I have a 1964 GT Hawk with a 289 engine. Is there someone who can shed me some light on the firing order for that engine? Thanks

Sean Rich D. Villariasa

11-12-2006, 12:04 PM
Fireing order is 1 8 4 3 6 5 7 2. This is cast in the top of the intake manifold. The #1 cylinder is the front on the drivers side. Distributor rotation is counter-clockwise, #1 plug wire term on the dist. cap should be the one directly behind and closest to the carb. Again, all of this info is ni the shop manual.:)
Dan Miller

Road Racers turn left AND right.

Dwain G.
11-12-2006, 01:02 PM
This should help:


Dwain G.

11-13-2006, 12:57 AM
Worth mentioning that the odd-numbered cylinders are on the driver's side and the even-numbered ones are on the passenger's side.:D

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11-13-2006, 04:54 AM
With "drivers side" you mean left side, yes?
Can get a tad confusing when you drive a RHD Studebaker (like in Oz.

Dwain G.
11-13-2006, 11:14 AM
quote:Originally posted by hank63

With "drivers side" you mean left side, yes?
Can get a tad confusing when you drive a RHD Studebaker (like in Oz.

Hank, do you guys use terms like 'near side', 'far side', etc?

Dwain G.

11-13-2006, 01:28 PM
Only when you're Driving an 1898 Studebaker Myopia Break like the one I had. Near and Far side are equestrian terms in the United States.

Sean, The Manuals would have answered this question. Besides, they'll look impressive on your shelf at the garage.:D[8D]

Lotsa Larks!
K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
Ron Smith

11-13-2006, 10:40 PM
Actually, when you are loking at the motor sideways, the number one cylinder (Drivers side front) is slightly ahead of the number 2 cylinder (passenger side front). (assuming left hand drive as used in North America.

Good luck, Paul

11-14-2006, 08:46 AM
Yes Dwain, those terms are still in use down-under, but the younger generation seem to be firmly inoculated with LHS and RHS.