65 Skylark V8, 300, 4.9L firing order

Discussion in 'Small Block Tech' started by maseusmc, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. maseusmc

    maseusmc Gunny G

    So, I made a mistake and forgot to take a few pictures of the spark plug wires before I pulled them off. I wanted to know if someone could please post a few picture of their motor that will should me the proper wire placement. I don't want to mess this up. Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. thepartsman

    thepartsman Back Ordered Again ?

    Left Bank 1-3-5-7
    Right Bank 2-4-6-8

    Firing 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2

  3. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    And the #1 plug wire goes on the first tower clockwise of the point adjustment window, then follow the firing order clockwise.

  4. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    The left cylinder bank is at the left side when you are sitting in the car.
    I could say driver's side, but since there are also RHD Buicks..... :cool:

    Cylinder #1 is on the left, closest to the radiator.

  5. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    An easier way to tell is that on our V-8 engines, one bank of cylinders is mounted to the block slightly ahead of the other bank. The most forward cylinder is always #1. The cylinders are actually numbered by their attachment to the crank, front to rear of the engine.
  6. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Yes, but nobody explained this to the thread starter.
    So I tried to tell him what's left and right :TU:
  7. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Very Good Erik:TU: We shouldn't take anything for granted.:grin:
  8. maseusmc

    maseusmc Gunny G

    Thanks guys. She is running and I even washed her. She sounds great. Thanks again for your advice.
  9. woody1640

    woody1640 Well-Known Member

    Hey: Isn't the fireing order the same on ALL GM V8 motors, or am I wrong?

  10. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Yes Keith, that's right...... you are wrong.

    Think about engines like the Buick Nailhead, Cadillac engines (including the Northstar) or the Gen. V Chevrolet engines :TU:

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