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Is there a different firing order for my '68 302? I looked it up and it says 15246378. Before I pulled my distributor, it was running fine and it seems to be now but I don't think the plug wires locations match the info that I saw. The diagram that I saw was over on the northland falcon site. How do I know which is the no. 3 cylinder on the cap? Is it the hole closest the notch on the cap?
http://www.northland-falcons.com/article/falcon8cylinder-specs.pdf
 

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The 152 firing order would seem correct for a 68' 302, my 69 351W is different and has a 137 firing order.

Also, some of those diagrams show the dist rotation as cw which I do not think is correct.

Not sure if this is a typo or specific to 68' 302 series, but my 69' 351W is CCW and the starting point is at the 1 o'clock position, (looking at the dizzy from the front of the car looking at engine), for my distr at tdc and pointed at the #1 cap wire.


Hope this helps- j
 

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do you have a 302 cam or a 351 cam?
 

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Andy, my '68 shop manual lists that the firing order is 15426378. If you look at the link again, the top of the distributor caps has the correct firing order that I have listed and that the firing order listed under the drivers side of the block is a typo. John
 

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Are you sure that it doesnt have a 351 cam? When i did a tune up on my 68 i didnt know that some had installed a 351 cam. Car ran like crap until i tried the 351 firing order and it ran great again.
 

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Yep. I just went and checked because I was thinking that when it was rebuilt before I got it that someone had done that. The firing order the plug wires are ordered like a 302.
 

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Good catch John. So is no. 3 at the "notch" in the cap?
Andy, is the notch you're talking about along the side around the bottom lip of the dist. cap? John
 

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Yes, I would imagine it is for alignment?
IMO, that sounds right. I have my dist out of my engine, so I put my dist cap (which has a "1" on the top of the cap) back on it and where the notch is on my cap, it's so the cap seals around the dist, because there is a screw in my dual diaphram. Also, where the notch is on my dist. cap, it is between where the #2 & #6 sparkplug wire connect to the dist cap. John
 

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The notch in the cap is there to clear one of the screws that hold the vacuum advance unit in place, also helps to locate/index the distributor cap.
 

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The notch in the cap is there to clear one of the screws that hold the vacuum advance unit in place, also helps to locate/index the distributor cap.
Thats what i thunked.
 
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