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HEI DISTRIBUTOR PROBLEMS

I CANT SEEM TO PUT THE PLUG WIRES BACK IN THE RIGHT LOCATION ON THE DISTRIBUTOR CAP. I HAVE A 1956 CADILLAC DEVILLE SEDAN WITHE THE HEI DISTRIBUTOR. MY CAR WONT START NOW I HEARD I HAD TO BUY A SPECIFIC SET OF WIRES DUE TO THE HEI SYSTEM. I CANT SEEM TO FIND THE RIGHT SITE FOR A FREE HAYNES MANUAL OR FREE USEFUL INFORMATION 4.1 L V8

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  • martinez99_9 Aug 24, 2009

    THIERS NOT I EVEN TOOK THE CAP OFF AND THIERS NOTHING IVE BEEN TRYING TO FIND IMAGES ONLINE BUT CANT SEEM TO FIND THE RIGHT ONE, CLOCKWISE

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On the intake manifold you will see 8 numbers, this is your firing order
from the front of the car the left side numbers are 1,3,5,7 and the right side are 2,4,6,8. now ont the distributor cap there should be a number 1 at one of the plug towers. you start there with #1 plug wireand continue.
on a chevy the firing order is 18436572 and this is the order you put the wires on the cap. now the second problem i don't know right off hand which way the rotor turns on your engine. so remove the cap and crank the engine over and see which way the rotor turns, this is the order you put the wires back on the cap. hope this helps

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