Now move the
distributer a little until the points are closed. CLW or CCLW depends on how
close you are to begin with. On HEI move until the pick up is
point to point.
Then move the distributer CCLW until the points begin to open on
a point system. On an HEI CCLW Until the pickup is about 1/32" from
alignment, a very small amount of movement.
picture shows the pick up tabs on an HEI distributor.
down the clamp bolt to assure distributor doesn't move when started, but not too
tight. You need to do final adjustment after the car is running. The rotor should be pointing
at #1 wire position.
time to fire the engine, it should start without needing to move the
distributer. Using this install method I am consistently within 5
degrees of the desired timing mark.
Now put on cap wires, plugs etc.
Cylinder numbers on a Small Block Chevy are
drivers side, front of the car to the back, 1,3,5,7 and passenger
side front to back is 2,4,6,8.
front of car
The firing order is, (MEMORIZE IT)
18436572. Looking in a book and checking if you have your plug
wires on right just doesn't work well. You need to be able to do
it from memory.
Distributor rotor turns in a CLW direction
when looking from the top. On the cap #8 wire is CLW of #1, #4
is CLW of #8 and so on.