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63love
July 14, 2011, 11:15am Report to Moderator

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im fitting the distributor and the rotor arm is pointing to the coil bolt on number 2 tdc but im confused the firing order 12784563 so fitting the leads , the rotor is pointing to numb 2 so the next lead must be no 7? i rebult the engine cant remember how the leads went thanks john
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BarryH
July 14, 2011, 12:24pm Report to Moderator

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Because you have two banks no2 is no1 for ignition timing.  If you haven't got a Haynes or Workshop manual I would strongly suggest begging, stealing or borrowing one for all of this type of information.


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63love
July 14, 2011, 1:59pm Report to Moderator

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I have a all the manual and cd but dos not help
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Flying Farmer
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For some reason Triumph timed the engine off no 2 but the firing order starts with no 1. Provided the rotor arm is pointing at no 2 when that cylinder is at TDC on the firing stroke, then just follow the firing order round the dizzy cap, starting at 2 and ending at 1, making sure you go the right way round!
Interestingly the Rover V8 is also timed off the front left cylinder, but that is no 1 due to the stagger on the two cylinder banks being the other way round, and the rovers dizzy rotates the other way too
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63love
July 14, 2011, 10:10pm Report to Moderator

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Thanks for for the info  
John
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Richard B
July 15, 2011, 8:17pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Flying Farmer
For some reason Triumph timed the engine off no 2....


Because that cylinder is No.1 on a Sprint & 1850?


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Spitfire 2.5PI - 1967,  PI Saloon - 1969,  PI Saloon MkII - 1971 (stalled project), PI Estate - 1969 (to restore)
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Daughters own: Herald 1500 -1961, Herald 1200 Coupé 1962, Dolomite 1300 - 1976

"When you were sitting in that capsule listening to the count-down, how did you feel?" Well, the answer to that one is easy. I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of two million parts -- all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract. - John Glenn
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1066stag
July 15, 2011, 9:46pm Report to Moderator

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Quoted from Richard B


Because that cylinder is No.1 on a Sprint & 1850?


So why not call it No1 instead of No2?
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Richard B
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Because the cylinder referred to as No.1 is physically ahead of No.2  


Surrey AO and Triumph Hoover,  Location: Guildford - Surrey, 

Spitfire 2.5PI - 1967,  PI Saloon - 1969,  PI Saloon MkII - 1971 (stalled project), PI Estate - 1969 (to restore)
Stag - 1971,    Custody of :  MkII  2000 Estate - 1973 (my wife's)
Daughters own: Herald 1500 -1961, Herald 1200 Coupé 1962, Dolomite 1300 - 1976

"When you were sitting in that capsule listening to the count-down, how did you feel?" Well, the answer to that one is easy. I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of two million parts -- all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract. - John Glenn
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