1979 Jeep CJ7 cant figure out the order on the distributor

Tiny
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  • 1979 JEEP CJ7
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1979 Jeep CJ7 V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual

we are confused as to what order the cords hook up to the distributor. We can see that a 1 is marked on one of the cord hookups but where do we go from there? We understand they hook up in 1357 and 2468 order but we need to know the order on the distributor. Please help us. My name is jeff
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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 5:21 PM

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Tiny
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Firing order 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 front | 2 4 6 8 | of | |Distributor rotates clockwise vehicle | 1 3 5 7 |
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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 6:16 PM
Tiny
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See my profile and other CJ 5 and CJ 7 Forum answers I have given, Your distributor is not a hard thing to hook up the "High Tension" or spark plug wires to.

Obviously, you are sorta lost here.

I can guide you thru this, but I need to know a few things 1st.I am not calling you stupid by no means, I too, was once, vehicle ignorant.

1st you are very smart, You have a CJ!

Did you just snatch off the wires without any idea what was where? (You are allowed to shift blame onto your buddy)

Did you snatch the distributor?

WHY. What was the reason for being at this delima?

Was your rig running well, before this happened?

Do you have any deviations from factory done to your Jeep?

Even though there is a "I.D." Mark on your distributor, IT CAN STILL BE INSTALLED IN THE ENGINE (8 different positions)---SO THAT. ANY ONE OF THE 8 WIRES "COULD" LINE UP THERE. So unless we are POSITIVE the distributor was installed to EXACT FACTORY SPECs (before we had this problem) WE ARE GONNA CHASE OUR TAIL!

ARE YOU ANY SORT OF "MECHANIC"? Or do you have someone of sorts that can assist you?

We will be verifying "TDC" (top dead center)Or get REAL CLOSE to it, in order to get a RELIABLE Starting point for #1 spark plug wire. Once we get that. ALL IS EZ!

Please send me answers to my questions, add anything you did or need to inform me of!

I can help you all the way thru this and the procedures.

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Monday, August 2nd, 2010 AT 6:20 PM

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