Why is my car skipping

Tiny
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  • 1973 FORD RANCHERO
  • 85,000 MILES

I have a 1973 ford Ranchero 302, I can not get to car to start unless the firing order is 1/8th to the right of 1 so instead of 15426378 I have to do 54263751 and I can tell is skipping but not sure what to do to fix it

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 5:27 AM

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Tiny
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How did this happen?

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 5:36 AM
Tiny
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Do you mean you switch wires on cap or loosened distributor and turned it?

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 5:46 AM
Tiny
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Did you remove distributor and put it back in? You have to allow 1/8 retard when doing this as the shaft rotates 1/8 when inserting into block.

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 5:48 AM
Tiny
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I changed the spark plugs and wires and that's when it started. I have removed the distributor, But I have loosened it to try and adjust the timing ( after the original problem )

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 6:33 AM
Tiny
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So if you changed wires, did you do it 1 at a time?

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 6:56 AM
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No

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
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Then how do you know if t he removed wires were not also off by 1?

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Monday, April 30th, 2012 AT 8:33 AM

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