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studebruce
10-05-2009, 10:40 PM
Anyone have a spark plug wiring diagram for a 1962 259 engine with a prestolite distributor? When I was replacing the distributor cap several of the wires came out from the cap and I crossed a couple of them. Needless to say the truck runs lousy. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

cstude1
10-05-2009, 10:41 PM
( V-8 Firing Order Is 18436572-- 1,3,5,7 on the drivers side of the motor, 2,4,6,8 on the passengers side)

StudeRich
10-05-2009, 10:52 PM
Remember Distributor rotation is COUNTERCLOCKWISE!

Bruce, if you put number one FORWARD (front & center) the vacuum advance can should point straight to the right fender then insert 8,4,3,6,5,7,2 going counterclockwise.

Then you will need to check for pointer on "IGN" Mark on vibration dampener and both valves on #1 closed or Compression stroke on #1 by thumb over spark plug hole and Rotor pointed forward. If not, re-stab the distributor.

StudeRich

Milaca
10-06-2009, 12:35 AM
For more information, see Bob Johnstone's excellent
www.studebaker-info.org page.

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Dwain G.
10-06-2009, 01:15 AM
The plug wires at the distributor are not correct in the AEA diagram.

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64V-K7
10-06-2009, 08:33 AM
Info noted and changes made, thanks

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Studewannabe
10-06-2009, 10:17 AM
Hallo Milaca and Bob,

I note that everything is Imperial on the info page,
but there is a reference in 14 mm for the
Champion plugs?!

Do they calculate in yards and inches etc.
when they send someone into space?

Regards
Peet

Milaca
10-06-2009, 12:32 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studewannabe

Hallo Milaca and Bob,

I note that everything is Imperial on the info page,
but there is a reference in 14 mm for the
Champion plugs?!

Do they calculate in yards and inches etc.
when they send someone into space?

Regards
Peet


I think you meant meters and inches. But then again, I'm not a rocket scientist ;)

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Dick Steinkamp
10-06-2009, 12:36 PM
quote:Originally posted by Studewannabe

Hallo Milaca and Bob,

I note that everything is Imperial on the info page,
but there is a reference in 14 mm for the
Champion plugs?!




That's a good question. Anybody know the answer??



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Dwain G.
10-06-2009, 01:28 PM
There are a couple variations to the story, but basically it goes sort of like this: Way back when, the US was using pipe thread spark plugs while Europe was using metric threads which was thought to be superior for various reasons. One story says Indy car racers rethreaded cylinder heads to take the better European plugs. Another story says that when Albert Champion began making spark plugs in the US he naturally used his European manufacturing equipment.
As time went on, this became the world standard. It allows more interchangeability and prevents thread damage from trying to use the wrong plugs.
Oh! and when he sold that company he started another one that he called AC.

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Studewannabe
10-07-2009, 09:29 AM
Thanx Dwain G,

Regards,
Peet