NEW ANSWER: Your right on everything but the even and odd numbers.
The driverside head, front to back is 1-3-5-7
The other head front to back is 2-4-6-8
ANOTHER NEW ANSWER.You are both right,as these cars were made in left&right hand drive.There are many opinions as to what side,but,my friends it is simple.If you stand at the front,1,3,5,7 will be on the right side & 2,4,6,8 will be on the left.Good answer no. 1.
the are identical go for it
where ever you want it to be just make sure you put the motor at top dead center on cylinder number one and stab the distributer where the rotor points at on the cap is number one and just go clock wise order and use the Chevy firing order
It's not marked because #1 can be just about anywhere. When the engine comes from the factory, it's always the same, but if the distributor has been removed, #1 will be whereever the rotor is pointing when #1 piston is at TDC at the top of the compression cycle.
its 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 on the distributer number one plug wire usually points to # 1 cylinder front driver side of engineand the distributer turns clockwise Or: http://autorepair.about.com/od/enginefiringorders1/
It is simple....as long as you have the right one.....on my 350 the ignition coil was located inside the distributer cap, easy enough, you just take off the 2 bolts and unplug
no completely different motor
if its not an electric dist. than theres a metal "door" on the side of your dist. the point above it is the first point.
Your distributer or your coil
get the first piston on the engine TDC (top dead center) take the cap off the distributer and adjust it until the rotar is pointing at #1 cylinder then it will be enough in time to start then use a timiing light from there
it does not mean that. it means that the timing is off so it has to be timed by a timing gun pointed at the distributer and adjusted
should be in a straight line from center of the distributer cap to the #1 cylinder, or pointing at the #1 cylinder
The 83 Chevy C10 comes with a 305 but not a 350. The 350 is an option on the 3/4 ton but not the 1/2 ton.
About 8.5 to 1
The compression ratio of a 350 Chevy engine usually ranges from 8.0 and 9.0 to 1. This provides a good balance of fuel economy and power.
start engine ,plug off vacuum line to advance on distributer ,set at 6-8 degrees btc with a timing light hooked on #1 cylinder,tighten dist. , hook vac. hose back up.done
Compression ratio on a 1974 Chevy 350 in a Nova was 8.5:1.
18436572 The #1 cylinder piston must be up on the compression stroke when the rotor button is pointing to #1 plug wire on the distributer cap. The firing order is counter clockwise around the cap.
It is not adjustable, its controlled by the computor.