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The gear set on the left has 3 key ways to allow you to set the cam advanced or retard you may have just used the wrong key way, check the instructions again


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VICTORY!!!!!


sort of...


Got the new MSD pro billet distributor, 6a box, blaster coil, and msd wires in... fired right up, came up to 2kish rpms smooth, sounds great, but the old crappy tach i was using didnt read off the tach port on the 6a box plus it was a bit late so i shut down... as i shut down i saw a white flash from somewhere out side....

main 70 amp inline fuse blown... several others on the block blown... the good news is the motor started and ran and sounded great and i just have a lil electrical issue that once i track the lil punk down everything should be running great
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Hi evil, glad you've had some joy at last! If you've gone from a points dissy to electronic, you will prolly have to have ur taco modified, I did. My car is a 1968 and I upgraded from points to HEI, I had to have a new 'guts' put in my tach. Just a thought...

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why do some diagrams show the wiring like this



and some show it like this:



I did it the second way, with the rotor pointing at 1, and the wire on the cap post pointing at 1, i am non HEI points style
The drawing of the first distributor is of an early model points style distributor and the 2nd drawing is of the HEI distributor. Like was said before as long as the rotor is pointing to #1 spark plug wire and the wires are clockwise 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 it is fine.
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VICTORY!!!!!


sort of...


Got the new MSD pro billet distributor, 6a box, blaster coil, and msd wires in... fired right up, came up to 2kish rpms smooth, sounds great, but the old crappy tach i was using didnt read off the tach port on the 6a box plus it was a bit late so i shut down... as i shut down i saw a white flash from somewhere out side....

main 70 amp inline fuse blown... several others on the block blown... the good news is the motor started and ran and sounded great and i just have a lil electrical issue that once i track the lil punk down everything should be running great
You said in one of your post that the truck is getting a new painless wiring harness, has this been done yet? What year is your truck? Was it computer controlled. If so you might want to start that job now. I hate electrical shorts! Good luck with the rewiring.
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The drawing of the first distributor is of an early model points style distributor and the 2nd drawing is of the HEI distributor. Like was said before as long as the rotor is pointing to #1 spark plug wire and the wires are clockwise 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 it is fine.
I was going to say this earlier, but really ...
BOTH diagrams give you the exact same information ... same cylinder numbering, same firing order, same distributor rotation and terminal layout.

That being said, I do prefer the clarity of purpose in the second diagram.
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You said in one of your post that the truck is getting a new painless wiring harness, has this been done yet? What year is your truck? Was it computer controlled. If so you might want to start that job now. I hate electrical shorts! Good luck with the rewiring.
Sort of, lol, the main harness is laid out and mostly hooked up, everything necessary for the engine to run is hooked up, i didn't completely hook up everything like headlights and tall lights and things, so it shouldn't be too hard to find the issue since not a lot is installed, and no the closest thing to a computer is the 6a box
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I was going to say this earlier, but really ...
BOTH diagrams give you the exact same information ... same cylinder numbering, same firing order, same distributor rotation and terminal layout.

That being said, I do prefer the clarity of purpose in the second diagram.
That is correct but only if you install the dizy so the rotor points to where the #1 WIRE will be, most of the info everywhere says to install the dizzy so the rotor points to the #1 cylinder, if you did that then installed the wires so that they line up like picture #1 you would be off
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new ignition box did the trick, fired right up, came up nice and smooth to 2k, kept it between 2k-2.5k for 20 min, all is well!!!
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lol, yeah, that's is about how i felt after it ran great!!!
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I like to keep the plug wires the way they were from the factory, just for the convienience of some future schmuck who is trying to tune a car. Chevy used the post just clockwise of the points window as #1 for all points distributors, so that's where I leave them. On the HEI they used your #2 view, so I leave them that way on HEI systems as well.
We can change them up and have #1 anywhere, as long as the wires are hooked up in the right order and the rotor is pointing correctly, but it still can cause confusion in the future when somebody replaces plug wires and puts them on in the "normal" position and the engine wont start again. I've seen it happen unfortunately, and it took some time to figure out what was going wrong.
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good man !!! pat on the back for you
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good man !!! pat on the back for you
thanks, started getting the front end back on now... cant wait till she is back on the road again
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