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Old 05-05-2012, 01:53 PM   #169
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The key words are "when the wire causing the short is reconnected".

If it melted the battery post, it sure as heck is going to burn out the bulb unless = the short is not reconnected = and the bulb in the test light previously burnt out and was replaced with a bulb that exceeds design standards (old men need a brighter light) then I predict the extra heat will DEFORM the test light because an automatic resetting circuit breaker should have been installed in line between the test prod and the clip end of the wire because the larger bulb has exceeded the design capacity of the Snap-On Tool
There is no way on God's Green Earth that you can blow a 12V bulb with a 12V circuit. A lot of misconceptions here.

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The key words are "when the wire causing the short is reconnected".

If it melted the battery post, it sure as heck is going to burn out the bulb unless = the short is not reconnected = and the bulb in the test light previously burnt out and was replaced with a bulb that exceeds design standards (old men need a brighter light) then I predict the extra heat will DEFORM the test light because an automatic resetting circuit breaker should have been installed in line between the test prod and the clip end of the wire because the larger bulb has exceeded the design capacity of the Snap-On Tool
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Eddie, you're going to have to type slower.
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The only thing I saw on the intake manifold was the cylinder numbers. That doesn't tell me where they go on the distributor. before I took everything apart I labelled the dist. with permanent marker. Unfortunately Sharpie's idea of "permanent" isn't mine. It all rubbed off. I also took pictures before ripping it apart but even with a flash the motor is so dark that it absorbed much of the flash and didn't come out bright enough to tell where the wires are. I feel so screwed right now.
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The only thing I saw on the intake manifold was the cylinder numbers. That doesn't tell me where they go on the distributor. before I took everything apart I labelled the dist. with permanent marker. Unfortunately Sharpie's idea of "permanent" isn't mine. It all rubbed off. I also took pictures before ripping it apart but even with a flash the motor is so dark that it absorbed much of the flash and didn't come out bright enough to tell where the wires are. I feel so screwed right now.
What motor? Year?
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If there is a firing order on the manifold, it will be more to the center of it.
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Chevy Gen 1 V-8s

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I greatly appreciate that but how do you know where on the distributor to put the wires?
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Now you did it. Got those numbers stuck in my head like a song. Grew up with those numbers.
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Sometime there is a "1" on the distributor cap, but that isn't even half of it. The distributor has to be at TDC on the compression stroke for that to be correct. Spitting and coughing out the carburetor is a good sign it is not timed right or 180 off.
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I greatly appreciate that but how do you know where on the distributor to put the wires?
Doesn't matter as long as they are in the right order and the wires will reach. Rotor revolves clockwise. Put 1 on the compression stroke at TDC. The terminal that the rotor points to is #1. Rotate the dist to where you want 1 to be.
Small Block Chevrolet V8 Engine Specs | Torque Specs - Cylinder Numbering - Firing Order - Distributor Rotation - SB Chevy 267 305 327 350 400 Cid
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Hmm...you know I took 13 shop classes from 7th to 12th grade. I think 4 of them were automotive. You would think I'd be better at these things. We even had a 454 bb on a rack with a gravity fed fuel tank. We had to disassemble and reassemble it and RUN IT to pass. It ran, that's all I can say. That was 27 years ago. I became a jet engine mechanic in the AF and then a state constable, and finally an (unemployed) electrician. Nothing to do with automotive. Although I've been told that I can replace the brakes on anything in record times.
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Standard carburated GM 454 is 18436572
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Big Block Chevrolet Engine Specs-Torque Specs-Cylinder Numbering-Firing Order-Distributor Rotation-396 402 427 454 Cid-BB Chevy V8

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