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Correct Firing Order

Post by gallagh59 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:28 pm

OK; I know I am overthinking this subject but I need some clarity; if you please!

I have a 1959 CC Continental 283 V8 185hp. (flywheel forward).

What is the correct firing order???? I believe the engine was wired wrong when I purchased it.

Where is the #1 cylinder. I'm guessing if the flywheel if forward the #1 cylinder will be starboard side, first cylinder in the rear????? Also, Where should the rotor be pointing when the #1 cylinder is at top?

I've read through the blogs and came up with three different scenarios.

I know this is a simple thing but it's keeping me up at night!!!

Thanks!

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Re: Correct Firing Order

Post by drrot » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:53 am

Here is the original firing order.
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Re: Correct Firing Order

Post by mfine » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:54 pm

Note that the firing order will look odd to a car guy because CC renumbered the cylinders.

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Re: Correct Firing Order

Post by gallagh59 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:42 am

Thank you for the answer! I'm going to try it right now! Did CC publish an operating manual for 283 flywheel forward???? Where can I purchase one???

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Re: Correct Firing Order

Post by drrot » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:41 am

It came from a dealers service manual
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Re: Correct Firing Order

Post by homeiste » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:04 am

There are several sources for a manual, both downloads and hard copies. Just google Chris craft 283 engine manual to identify them.
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Re: Correct Firing Order

Post by Doug P » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:25 pm

gallagh59 wrote:Thank you for the answer! I'm going to try it right now! Did CC publish an operating manual for 283 flywheel forward???? Where can I purchase one???

Why go to the expense of buying a manual. Jim Staib can answer all your questions 8)

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