318 Magnum first fire...timing?

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  1. 67Dart273

    67Dart273 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I posted this in an attempt to clear the air about "all the magic." the fact is this too can be easily fixed, even if the dist tang is offset. Just rotate the intermediate shaft "some" until you have it in the appropriate place.
     
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    TrailBeast AKA Mopars4us on Youtube

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    Those custom wires are never good enough so I like to make my own.
    I have been known to pull the distributor and intermediate shaft and put it back together “wrong” just so I could reorient the plug wires or vacuum can where I want them.
    Gotta find something to do outside when the wife drinks ya know. :D
     
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    AAndrews MOPAR .. Move Over, Plymouth Approaching Rapidly!

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    AAndrews MOPAR .. Move Over, Plymouth Approaching Rapidly!

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      Update: Second Attempt

      I do believe I had my timing 180 degrees off. I took the #1 spark plug out and put my thumb over the hole and felt it blowing out. When I reached TDC on that stroke the rotor was pointed backwards. So I pulled up the distributor and spun the rotor around.

      I looked at a picture of the firing order and how each wire should be run to the plugs. Checked out.

      This time when cranking, it seemed like every time I would let off the key, it would burp. Like it wanted to start when I would let off the key.

      I guess I'll give a run down of everything:
      5.2 magnum with stock rebuild.
      Original distributor with pertronix
      Flame thrower coil
      MSD StreetFire Ignition Wires
      Autolite Cooper Spark Plug 3924
      I bypassed my ballast resistor with a straight thru wire.

      I don't know what else might help diagnose.

      Here are two videos:


       
    • Kendog 170

      Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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      Did you connect your Ignition Crank and Ignition run wires together? If not that may be your issue.
       
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      Can you explain a little more please?
      This is what I did to the ballast resistor.
      2016-07-03 14.12.11.jpg

      Then I connected the wires to the resistor as they were originally.
       
    • Kendog 170

      Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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      What ignition are you using ? There are two wires on your engine harness one dark blue and one brown one gives power when cranking and one gives power while key on (run) they are connected together so you maintain ignition power during and after cranking. What you did may be right. You should be able to search something. Check your wiring diagram to make sure on colors but I think I'm correct.
       
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      2021-04-08_BallastResistor1.jpeg 2021-04-08_BallastResistor2.jpeg 2021-04-08_Coil.jpeg
       
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