Is the cylinder next to the radiator number one, or the cylinder closest to the firewall number one?
In the coil box, from the driver's view, is the coil on the left number one, or is the coil on the far right number one?
I've been told that the firing order is 1, 2, 4, 3.
Also, facing the radiator from the front of the car, looking rearwards, on the timer, what number is the cylinder at the 10:30 position, what number is the cylinder at the 2:30 position, what number is the cylinder at the 4:30 position, and what number is the cylinder at the 7:30 position?
The front cylinder is #1. Here's the rest:
Cylinder closest to rad is #1
When sitting in the drivers seat, coil farthest to the right is #1
When looking at the timer, top left is #1, bottom left is #2, bottom right is #4, and top left is #3
Firing order is 1,2,4,3
Steve beat me to it - picture is worth a thousand words...
Mine is incorrect anyways......#3 is top right on timer....
You could figure it out by removing the spark plugs and using your thumb and the crank.
Great pictures as usual Steve! Thanks. Your diagram of the timer position is just what I have been looking for. My pull rod bracket is on the bottom. As such my wires are in the incorrect place. I am going to change it tomorrow and see if it works.
It really doesn't matter which coil you hook the wire to as long as that coil fires the correct plug.
Nice illustration Steve. Thanks.
But it does matter that #3 is in basically the 12 o'clock position, #1 in 9 o'clock position etc. right?
Also consider adding two 5033B "Commutator Wire Terminal Retainers" to form the wires at the timer.
These were introduced in 1923, but will work on any year car. They will significantly reduce the tendency for timer wires to fray from the constant movement of the timer case.
Ron the Coilman
T-2124 is the factory number for this part.