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Old 04-30-2003, 04:11 AM
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Unhappy haynes manual is not making any sense

i'm still stuck with alining the camshafts on my 76 450, and the manual is not helpin:
- 1st they say the passenger side head has the #1,2,3,4 cylinders while the driver side has #5,6,7,8 is this true????
- second they say on the #1 cylinder if i line up the keyway in the sprocket with the little mark on the bearing the intake valve should point up, it isn't

i don't know if my engine is different but i got numbers (1,2,3,..) written on the driver side cam above each cylinder, and yet they say that the #1 cylinder is located at the passenger side head
help please
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Old 04-30-2003, 08:02 AM
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The right front cylinder IS # 1, also 2 3 & 4 are on the right side.
Cylinder 5 is on the left front.
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Old 04-30-2003, 12:24 PM
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right as in driver side , correct. as if i'm standing in front of the car looking into the windshield it would be on my right side...
well thanks a lot for your help , i guess the manual reversed them
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Old 04-30-2003, 04:54 PM
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Right as veiwed from the driver seat. The #1 cylinder is the one closest to the timing chain tensioner. You'll note that the right bank is a little bit more forward than the left bank.

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Old 04-30-2003, 05:50 PM
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Right/left orientation in manuals is taken from Drivers position in the cabin..
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Old 04-30-2003, 06:46 PM
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actually the right bank (passenger side bank) is a little bit back and he driver side bank is a little forward, that's why i'm confused
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Old 04-30-2003, 08:01 PM
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well i don't know if it is pushed back but there is a spacer between the cam and the sprocket, there is no spacer on the driver side
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