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Old 05-11-2006, 01:58 AM   #1
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Question Setting The Timing On A 74 318

Hello folks:

It's been a while since I've worked on one of these engines. I’m a Ford and Chevy man usually.

I just received a 1974 Dodge 318 motor home and the timing is waaaay off. Could someone tell me which timing mark to set the timing on and which side of the engine the # 1 piston is on?

I’d surely appreciate it.

A newby here,

Travis
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Old 05-11-2006, 02:16 AM   #2
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Hello folks:

It's been a while since I've worked on one of these engines. Im a Ford and Chevy man usually.

I just received a 1974 Dodge 318 motor home and the timing is waaaay off. Could someone tell me which timing mark to set the timing on and which side of the engine the # 1 piston is on?

Id surely appreciate it.

A newby here,

Travis


Here's some general info for a 1974 318:
Plugs N-13Y
plug gap .035
Timing -TDC
Idle speed for auto or manual 750
Hope this helps, the specs was from Barracuda,Challenger but should be the same.
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Old 05-11-2006, 02:26 AM   #3
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My Dodge 318 Motor Home Timing & # 1 Plug

Thanks Fonz. That helps out a lot, (99 %). I can always ask the auto parts guy which piston is # 1.

Hey, this is a great site to be a part of. I saved the statement to my WP.

Great.

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Old 05-11-2006, 02:31 AM   #4
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Thanks Fonz. That helps out a lot, (99 %). I can always ask the auto parts guy which piston is # 1.

Hey, this is a great site to be a part of. I saved the statement to my WP.

Great.

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Old 05-11-2006, 02:41 AM   #5
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Thanks Fonz. That helps out a lot, (99 %). I can always ask the auto parts guy which piston is # 1.

Hey, this is a great site to be a part of. I saved the statement to my WP.

Great.

Travis

I forgot about the #1 position, 67coronet383 was correct, and FYI the firing order is:18436572
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Old 05-11-2006, 02:47 AM   #6
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Thanks For The Ultra Fast Answers

67Coronet & Fonz:
Many thanks to you both. I did forget to ask the firing order tho it and the piston #'s are probably on the un seeable intake.

What an experiance with the Internet forums and places like this.

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Old 05-11-2006, 02:53 AM   #8
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67Coronet & Fonz:
Many thanks to you both. I did forget to ask the firing order tho it and the piston #'s are probably on the un seeable intake.

What an experiance with the Internet forums and places like this.

Travis

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