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Thread: Whats the firing order for a 500 and a 472

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    Whats the firing order for a 500 and a 472

    Hello everyone,
    I need to know so I can check this motor out and make sure everything is in place. Hopefully someone can tell me. I just want to be prepared cause the motor could be a 500 or a 472. If I dont get it now Ill just be asking later. Thanks for all the help out there!


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    Re: Whats the firing order for a 500 and a 472

    1-5-6-3-4-2-7-8 Passenger side is the odd-numbered cylinders.

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    Re: Whats the firing order for a 500 and a 472

    You are very smart. You must have a lot books. How about the distributor? Counterclockwise from the # 1.

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    Re: Whats the firing order for a 500 and a 472

    Counter from 1: 1-8-7-2-4-3-6-5

    Dist. rotates clockwise, and for refrence, the #5 tower is the one by the dwell adjustment window (points distributors only, I think HEI has it on a retainer or something)

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    Re: Whats the firing order for a 500 and a 472

    Also, if you are interested in grabbing a FSM for your car, try here: http://www.faxonautoliterature.com/ I have had good luck with them in the past.

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    Re: Whats the firing order for a 500 and a 472

    The motor is HEI. I remember that.


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