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Which way to advance the timing?
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IIRC a Chevrolet distributor turns clockwise to advance the timing but since a ford motor rotates a different direction does the distributor rotate counter clockwise for advance?

How much advance does a 351 c 4v like?

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Wade
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#2
LOL, Ford and Chevy both turn the same way, engine anyway unless it is a boat motor and can be opposite.
I think it is clockwise rotation. Pull the cap and look while cranking. So if it turns clockwise then to advance the spark turn distributor counter clockwise.


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hmmm ok so the distributors just get wired in a different direction from a chevrolet but the engine rotates the same direction. A Chevrolet cap wires clockwise 18436572. I noticed from the #1 cap position of the ford the firing order routes counter clockwise.

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Wade
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#4
Yes, Chevy distributors rotate clockwise and Ford V8 distributors rotate counterclockwise, and both have different firing orders.

When you get your timing light connected and start moving the distributor back and forth it will become obvious. Unless the distributor is advanced too far, advancing it also increases engine RPMs.



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what are u trying to do ??? timing i guess.. do u have a light or are u doing by ear. if no light and for the time being do the ear. engine running like 2000 rpm rotate dizzy a little each direction and listen for the highest rpm's. put it there and lock it down. i do it that way when i first start a new motor to break in.. but after that i do the light thing..
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