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  1. 69rugue

    69rugue Farmall Cub

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    could someone please send me a plug wire diagram on a 196 4 clyinder ? from the plugs to the cap,i have the one with the window on it,
    thanks in advance !:confused:
     
  2. Doug Shailor

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    First, a diagram might not be correct for your engine if the distributor has ever been pulled out and re-installed after the engine had been turned over.

    The sure way to do it is to bring the engine to top dead center (TDC) on the cylinder that is used to set the timing. The timing mark on the harmonic balencer has to point to the zero mark too. On IH SV V-8 engines it's #8 but I have no idea on a 196.

    Once the cylinder is at TDC and the timing mark is pointing to zero, the cap tower that the rotor is pointing at becomes the same as the cylinder used to time it. Then follow the firing order from the timing cylinder. On SV's the firing order is cast into a runner on the intake manifold.

    BTW, the distributor that has a window in the cap is a Delco distributor.
     
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  3. HIBINDER

    HIBINDER Farmall Cub

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    4 cylinder engines

    are timed on #1 cylinder.:)
     
  4. Darrell Tuxworth

    Darrell Tuxworth Binder Driver

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    Basically what the other two said but you need to know what direction the rotor turns. Clockwise or CCW. then get the number 1 cylinder up to TDC on COMPRESSION STROKE and with the timing marks on zero you are good to start. You can have a friend hold a finger tight against the sparkplug hole for #1 and with you turning the engine over by hand in the direction of rotation when he feels his finger being forced off of the hole you are on the compression stroke. Then you may have to move the dizzy some to get it to line up exactly with a terminal on the cap. The one the rotor points to is your #1 plug then you just hook the wires up in the firing order going around the cap in the direction that the rotor moves. This should get you close enough to start the motor and then adjust the base timing once the motor is warmed up and at warm idle speed.
    One note you may have to take the dizzy out and move the rotor 45 degrees or so if a terminal won't line up with the rotor, just make sure the oil pump drive is close to the direction the blade on the dizzy shaft is or you will have problems getting the dizzy in.
    Darrell
     

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