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  • Distributor Question

    64' 289. I suspect that my distributor is installed 180 degrees off. Is the vacuum advance supposed pointing toward the drivers side or the passenger side? If the passenger side then mine is off. Also, can't seem to find a diagram for firing order for the distributor - where is #1 on the distributor supposed to be? Need info ASAP.

  • #2
    I'm sure others will correct this if I'm wrong. My '53 (6 volt Delco) distributor has the vacuum advance pointing due east (with the car pointing north) The No. 1 spark plug wire is pointing north, it is the forward most wire.

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    Tom Bredehoft
    '53 Commander Coupe
    '60 Lark VI
    '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
    All three Indiana built OD cars

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    • #3
      My finger in on the number 1 cylinder wire on my 64 289 engine. The vacuum advance is pointing towards the passenger side.



      Leonard Shepherd
      http://leonardshepherd.com/

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      • #4
        The location of the vacuum advance tells you little about the timing, it the position if the rotor relative to number one. If it's a 180 out of time, it'll point to number one on the exhaust stroke, not compression.

        JDP/Maryland

        64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
        63 GT R2
        63 Lark 2 door
        62 Lark 2 door
        60 Lark HT-60Hawk
        59 3E truck
        58 Starlight
        52 & 53 Starliner
        51 Commander

        JDP Maryland

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        • #5

          Leonard, your number one is in the wrong place, but it makes little difference as long as it's timed right.

          JDP/Maryland

          64 Daytona HT/R2 clone
          63 GT R2
          63 Lark 2 door
          62 Lark 2 door
          60 Lark HT-60Hawk
          59 3E truck
          58 Starlight
          52 & 53 Starliner
          51 Commander

          JDP Maryland

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          • #6
            Got it running! Again, this is the place to come to get your problems solved. Hope to meet you all next week. Thanks, again.

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            • #7
              quote:Leonard, your number one is in the wrong place, but it makes little difference as long as it's timed right.

              JDP/Maryland
              Where should it be? [?]

              Leonard Shepherd
              http://leonardshepherd.com/

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              • #8
                Two or three south of you finger. It really does not matter which is number one on the distributor. Here is what I did two weeks ago after my distributer caved. You should remove the #1 cylinder spark plug (Drivers side closest to the rad - 1,3,5,7) stick your finger over the spark plug hole and find the compression stroke. Install the distributor and where ever the rotor is pointing is your #1 wire, counter clock wise to the firing order from there. My #1 wire was two south of your finger.

                1964 GT Hawk soon to be R2 Clone
                1964 GT Hawk
                PSMCDR 2014
                Best time: 14.473 sec. 96.57 MPH quarter mile
                PSMCDR 2013
                Best time: 14.654 sec. 94.53 MPH quarter

                Victoria, Canada

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                • #9
                  Thanks. It is running real good, but I will change the wires when I get a chance. The guy who put the wiring harness in for me just drove it and told me it was scary!

                  Leonard Shepherd
                  http://leonardshepherd.com/

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                  • #10
                    quote:[ It really does not matter which is number one on the distributor.
                    I think you may find that if you don't put the number one where it is supposed to be and get the rotor correctly oriented, that when you go to time the car the vacuum advance will be bumping into things and preventing you from getting the timing where you want it. Just a thought.

                    Tim K.
                    '64 R2 GT Hawk
                    Tim K.
                    \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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                    • #11
                      Is it counter clock wise. Does the rotor turn counter clockwise? I'm not home and can't consult my books, counter clock wise roataion seems wrong, I'm not sure on this 289 engine.

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                      • #12
                        I've advised Leonard not to change the wires, not to try to locate No. 1 TDC and put the rotor in the correct location. This will mess up the oil pump drive, the distributor won't 'seat' until the oil pump is properly lined up and things will go down-hill from there.

                        [img=left]http://www.alink.com/personal/tbredehoft/Bothcars.jpg[/img=left]
                        Tom Bredehoft
                        '53 Commander Coupe
                        '60 Lark VI
                        '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
                        All three Indiana built OD cars

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                        • #13
                          quote:Originally posted by curt

                          Is it counter clock wise. Does the rotor turn counter clockwise? I'm not home and can't consult my books, counter clock wise roataion seems wrong, I'm not sure on this 289 engine.
                          yes, counterclockwise

                          Tim K.
                          '64 R2 GT Hawk
                          Tim K.
                          \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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                          • #14
                            I like to "make things right," just put the dist in so that rotor points to no. 1 and body is correctly located, if it doesn't line up, just keep light pressure on the dist. body and bump the engine over with a remote starter switch, it will drop right in within half a revolution.

                            nate

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                            • #15
                              quote:I've advised Leonard not to change the wires, not to try to locate No. 1 TDC and put the rotor in the correct location. This will mess up the oil pump drive, the distributor won't 'seat' until the oil pump is properly lined up and things will go down-hill from there.
                              I will take your advice Tom. Actually it goes very well with my "If it aint broke, don't fix it" philosophy.

                              Leonard Shepherd
                              http://leonardshepherd.com/

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