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    Posted: Feb/11/2020 at 7:06pm
just started working on this 1110 international harvester with a 232. it was running parked about 15 years ago.replaced the old points with a hei from summit.i have fire now. i my have set the distributor in wrong. i know #1 piston was tdc. but not sure if it was on compression stroke or intake .im needing some instructions from scratch
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote tomj Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/11/2020 at 9:06pm
it's fairly easy... assuming you have some way to bump the motor over (wrench on crank nose, jumper wire on the starter) so it WILL NOT RUN, pull the plug on #1, stick your finger in the hole. Crank it over. When it pharts your phinger out, TDC compression.

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check the firing order. ih may use a different number.
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what is the correct! firing order for a 232. I was guessing the first one next to water pump is #1 piston. just to be sure all info is welcome.
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Firing order iss on the intake. 1-5-3-6-2-4. One is up front
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my error i was thinking ih v8 engine.
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nearly all inline 6's are 1 5 3 6 2 4 for reasons of balance. Exceptions are rare. 

what I can never remember is distributor rotation. I now look at the position of the vacuum advance unit. you know it's a diaphragm and spring inside. engine vacuum PULLS the diaphragm towards the hose nipple. Diaphragm pulls the plate inside, ADVANCING it, meaning EARLIER (it's better called spark lead, easier to remember this). Take the cap off, suck on the hose, see it move, done. Preferably with engine stopped first (oh, it will stop alright if you take the cap off while running).

and why do we spell diaphragm that way, it's just a PITA to type!

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I'll dare to say 196 turns left and 232 turns right but maybe not.
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Originally posted by vinny vinny wrote:

but maybe not.

lo, and there you go!


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