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Allis WD45 spark plug wire position

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10-22-2011 07:34:37

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I about had my Allis WD45 running last night, it acts like the timing is off, would anyone know what order the plug wires go on the distributor?
I know the firing order is 1243 but i don't know what the #1 is on the distributor cap?
Thanks for any info

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Bob Bancroft

10-22-2011 15:52:25

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 Re: Allis WD45 spark plug wire position in reply to link_disallowed, 10-22-2011 07:34:37  
#1 wire was typically installed in the cap closest to, or pointing towards #1 spark plug. (The dist. is gear driven, and unlike those with a notch or tang drive, can be installed in any direction.) After you have got the engine @ TDC on compression per Old's instructions, you can "statically" time the engine by turning the dist. counter clockwise (against the rotation of the shaft)(mimicking shaft rotation) until the points just start to open. If everything else is in good shape(gears, advance, point setting,etc.) your timing will be right on.

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10-22-2011 07:52:16

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 Re: Allis WD45 spark plug wire position in reply to link_disallowed, 10-22-2011 07:34:37  
There is no real set point that #1 can be since you can install the distributor in many different ways. To find #1 on the cap pull the cap off and then turn the engine over till #1 piston is TDC Watch which way the rotor turns. Then with #1 at TDC on the compression stoke you now can see which nipple is for #1

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10-22-2011 10:40:20

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 Re: Allis WD45 spark plug wire position in reply to old, 10-22-2011 07:52:16  
Whew, I thought you was going to say it needed to be in ONE particular socket..!! Was about to check and see if mine was wrong..!!!

You know, I have been using the "Low-Resistance" Wire-Wound high performance wires on about all my tractors and they start really well..


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10-22-2011 08:37:16

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 Re: Allis WD45 spark plug wire position in reply to old, 10-22-2011 07:52:16  
Thanks for the info

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