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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Greetings. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Season's greetings from Delaware everyone. Just wanted to say hello. I've came to this site a few times over the ...
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    Greetings.

    Season's greetings from Delaware everyone. Just wanted to say hello. I've came to this site a few times over the years. More notably a few years ago 2007 when I owned a triple white 1983 Coupe DeVille and a 1976 Sedan DeVille 500. 6 years, three bases, and several cars later; what's brought me back is my latest patient. A triple maroon 1983 Coupe DeVille. This car was saved from someone who wanted to crush it because they couldn't get it started after attempting a tune up. What I discovered when I got it home is that the distributor wires were installed 1-8-4-3-6-5-2-7 firing order, and were placed clockwise. As you guys all know the last two wires need to be flipped, and the order needs to go counter clockwise for the 4100.

    In any case, I need to get a battery for it because it one is has is dead, but after that, we'll see if she lives!

    Pics very soon. Good evening.
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    Re: Greetings.

    Welcome back!

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    Re: Greetings.

    Welcome to the forum!!!

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    Re: Greetings.

    Great story Jet! Can't wait to hear the outcome and see some pics.

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    Re: Greetings.

    Thank you!

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    Re: Greetings.

    Welcome ,hopefully a battery will help your ride roar back to the life

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    Re: Greetings.

    Yes sir, hopefully.

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    Re: Greetings.

    Picked up a new battery this evening......gonna see what's up tommorrow. Stay Tuned!
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    Re: Greetings.

    Welcome and thanks for your service to our nation.

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    Re: Greetings.

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillacmike68 View Post
    Welcome and thanks for your service to our nation.
    Thank you for your support!

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    So what I called Maroon turns out to be Autumn Maple Firemist

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    Re: Greetings.

    Nice save & dittos on thanks for service!

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    Re: Greetings.

    Thank you sir!

    Ok...I installed the battery and all the lights lit up like Christmas. I rechecked the wires to make sure I was on right and went for a start. It turned nicely, wanted to light........but didn't. The injectors are putting out fuel when its cranking, and my timing light is showing a spark...so I know those two things are at least there. Checked the plugs and they're wet from fuel, the timing chain is working because the valves are moving.

    I took the distributor cap off, and bumped the engine around to TDC just to see where the rotor would land. When the timing mark hits 0 the rotors pointing to about the driver, which is about where I have the #1 wire on the cap. I'm wondering if I just need to adjust the distributor a little bit....because mine is pointing to cylinder #8. Where as others I see are pointing towards the #4 cylinder?

    Some examples of others.....

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    Here's mine.....

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    Re: Greetings.

    So my distributor wrench doesn't work on this engine and I'll need to order the appropriate 15mm tool from Snap-On or Summit. I've also picked up a new Cap and Rotor, the old one is a bit worn. Still workin'.......

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    Re: Greetings.

    How old is the fuel? If you have spark and fuel, you should get a pop here and there even if the timing is off.

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    Re: Greetings.

    Quote Originally Posted by turbojimmy View Post
    How old is the fuel? If you have spark and fuel, you should get a pop here and there even if the timing is off.
    Not sure about fuel.....but your right, I would think it would at least run rough.

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