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    Putting the dist in a Packard 58L (289)... which cylinder is # 1? jim

  • #2
    The one closest to the car's left headlight. BP
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    • #3
      Thx bob...


      • #4
        ...or closest to the timing mark tab, if you forget which side is left....


        • #5
          Originally posted by 63 R2 Hawk View Post
          ...or closest to the timing mark tab, if you forget which side is left....
          I remember that... got the dist in ok...can't seem to remember where I put the rotor their talking $18 for one special ordered, taking a week to get here... does that sound right... or better yet... any tips for an easy-to--get rotor? jim


          • #6
            The price is whatever it is.
            You could tell them it is for a pre-1957 Buick, Pontiac, Olds, Cadillac or Chevy. V8 but if it is not on the shelf, I guess that will not help!

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            • #7
              Thank you... much appreciated... lots easier a sell... if you can listen to the motor run... jim