Because it's supposed to. Some turn clockwise, some counter clockwise. Why? You would have to ask the design engineer but I suspect it has to do with patent rights. A Buick and an Olds. engine could be the same design and if the distributor turns in a different direction, it can be claimed as a different design.
Depending on the make of the helicopter, some will rotate clockwise and others will rotate counter-clockwise. However, the main rotor and tail rotor will spin opposite of each other. If the tail rotor spins clockwise, the main rotor will spin counter-clockwise. The main rotor also spins for lift, the tail rotor for control.
1-3-4-2 Rotor turns clockwise. You can easily find this out on any engine by removing the distributor cap and turning the engine over while observing the rotation of the rotor.
Rotor turns counterclockwise.
Rotor turns clockwise.
Engine rotation is determined by sitting in the driver's seat. But engine rotation is of no consequence when determine firing order. It is the rotation of the rotor in the distributor that is important. That is easily found by removing the distributor cap and bumping the engine over and looking at the rotor. Does it rotate clockwise or counter clockwise?
The firing order is 1-3-4-2. The rotor rotates counter clockwise
Depends, some go clockwise others counter. If you crank the engine while watching the rotor you can tell.
The tail rotor is moving "perpendicular" to the main rotor, not "opposite". The tail rotor creates thrust opposite to the thrust of the main rotor, to keep the fuselage from spinning. Most helicopters spin the main rotor counter-clockwise looking from above, which puts a clockwise rotation on the fuselage. You need a tail rotor pushing the tail counter-clockwise to keep the fuselage pointed in the direction the pilot chooses.
To advance, rotate the distributor counter-clockwise. To retard, roatate it clockwise).
When viewed from the top, the distributor rotor in the 4.9L I6 engine turns clockwise.
Ford V8 engines fire with the distrbutor rotor rotating couter-clockwise.
Rtr. turning clockwise. Rotate distributor counter clockwise to advance timing, clockwise to retard.
Looking at the distributor, the rotor goes clockwise. the Firing order OOPS 1342
You don't say what engine you have , so here goes ! 4.9 L ( 300 cubic inch ) straight 6 cylinder ( 1-5-3-6-2-4 ) rotor turns CLOCKWISE and the distributor cap is installed with the marked # 1 position facing away from the engine 5.0 L ( 302 C I ) V8 ( 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 ) On all the Ford V8 engines listed the distributor rotor turns COUNTER CLOCKWISE and the distributor caps are installed with the marked # 1 position facing the rear and slightly towards the drivers side of the engine 5.8 L ( 351 C I ) V8 ( 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 ) rotor turns COUNTER CLOCKWISE 6.6 L ( 400 C I ) V8 ( 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8 ) rotor turns COUNTER CLOCKWISE 7.5 L ( 460 C I ) V8 ( 1- 5 - 4 - 2 - 6 - 3 - 7 - 8 ) distributor rotor turns COUNTER CLOCKWISE
the firring order is 1342 and with the rotor turning counter clockwise meens you have 1.6L 16 valve motor
It is clockwise, firing order is 1-5-3-6-2-4
Clockwise. The 72 Chevy 350 engine did not come stock with a HEI unit. No matter, the rotor still spins clockwise.
Your timing is still off. Turn the distributor....just a very small amount....and try again. Try clockwise and counter clockwise until you get it to start and run. Then get a timing light on it and set the timing where it should be.
( 1 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 6 - 3 - 7 - 8 ) the distributor rotor rotates COUNTER CLOCKWISE
The cap is held on by two screws. Counter clockwise to remove. The rotor will pull right off. Swap the plug wires from old cap to new one at a time, so they do not get in wrong locations. Reverse to install.
On a Ford V6 engine : clockwise ( unless it's the 3.8 liter V6 engine which has the distributor at the front of the engine , that one is counterclockwise ) On a Ford inline ( straight ) six cylinder the distributor rotor turns clockwise
1-3-4-2 distributor rotor turns counter-clockwise
The distributor does not turn, except to adjust timing. I assume you are asking about the rotor, it turns clockwise. Firing order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2