No.1 cylinder WBX 2.1 - OZ

All,
Someone who knows, could you confirm for me which is No.1 cylinder please? Having a senior moment here, I'm "thinking" it's the one closest to the driver on the same side. TIA.
Cheers.
Ken
Ken,  quite correct.  Firing order is    1--4--3--2--    #2 is right side rear  #3 left side front  #4 is left side rear  Ha
 
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> All,
> Someone who knows, could you confirm for me which is No.1 cylinder please? Having a senior moment here, I'm "thinking" it's the one closest to the driver on the same side. TIA.
> Cheers.
> Ken
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On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM, Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:


Ken, quite correct. Firing order is 1--4--3--2-- #2 is right side rear #3 left side front #4 is left side rear Ha
Is that right side facing forward or left side facing back? Is forward back in OZ is is back always forward? Hard to tell until I get in my driver's seat.;-)
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BenT
Hard to tell until I get in my driver's seat.;-)
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> --
> BenT

Now that depends on where your driver's seat is!
Phill,

You must know that the driver's seat cam be switched left to right and vice versa. The only difference being the location of the levers. For that matter, they can also fit the rare rear single seat pedestal which was fitted to some Westfalias and the occasional Doublecab. I like to keep my driver's seat where it belongs -- down under my posterior.


BenT

Sent from my mobile driver's seat

On Dec 28, 2010, at 9:25 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:

>
>
> Hard to tell until I get in my driver's seat.;-)
>>
>> --
>> BenT
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> Now that depends on where your driver's seat is!
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It really makes it hard to steer when the driver's seat is on the left.



> BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Phill,
>
> You must know that the driver's seat cam be switched left to right and
> vice versa. The only difference being the location of the levers. For
> that matter, they can also fit the rare rear single seat pedestal which
> was fitted to some Westfalias and the occasional Doublecab. I like to
> keep my driver's seat where it belongs -- down under my posterior.
>
>
> BenT
>
> Sent from my mobile driver's seat
>
> On Dec 28, 2010, at 9:25 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:
>
> >
> >
> > Hard to tell until I get in my driver's seat.;-)
> >>
> >> --
> >> BenT
> >
> > Now that depends on where your driver's seat is!
> >
> >
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> >
> >
forward is forward.
i.e. towards the front of the vehicle.
 
right side is right side of course.
 
here's a handy trick on the firing order..
it just works out that it's 1 -2 -3 -4 going backwards.
 
so if you want to check that the plug wires are on the dist cap correctly ..
you identify # 1 ( there's a tiny notch in the top edge of the distributor body ) ..
and you know the dist turns clockwise...
so you just observe..
going counterclockwise on the distributor that the wires are on in the order 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
 
comes from the famous John Muir Idiot's Guide I believe.
 
if you loose track of where the engine is positioned , liek dist it out ..
there's a trick watching # 3 valves to determine it's on # 1 TDC.
1 and 3 are 'paired opposites' of course.
and 2 and 4 ..that's fundamental to the engine's layout,. handy to know for things like checking rocker arm screw adjustment, etc.
 
Scott
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On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM, Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:


Ken,  quite correct.  Firing order is    1--4--3--2--    #2 is right side rear  #3 left side front  #4 is left side rear  Ha
 
 
 
Is that right side facing forward or left side facing back? Is forward back in OZ is is back always forward? Hard to tell until I get in my driver's seat.;-)
 
--
BenT

It's even more difficult from the rear. Besides, I'm right-handed. Shifting gears with my left hand would feel like I was using chopsticks at an the famous American 'Outback Steakhouse'.


BenT



On Dec 28, 2010, at 9:47 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:

> It really makes it hard to steer when the driver's seat is on the left.
>
>
>
>> BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Phill,
>>
>> You must know that the driver's seat cam be switched left to right and
>> vice versa. The only difference being the location of the levers. For
>> that matter, they can also fit the rare rear single seat pedestal which
>> was fitted to some Westfalias and the occasional Doublecab. I like to
>> keep my driver's seat where it belongs -- down under my posterior.
>>
>>
>> BenT
>>
>> Sent from my mobile driver's seat
>>
>> On Dec 28, 2010, at 9:25 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hard to tell until I get in my driver's seat.;-)
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> BenT
>>>
>>> Now that depends on where your driver's seat is!
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------
>>>
>>>
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we don't think so ...
but it's the shifting that would be weird.
It might take some of us who have been shifting with our right hand for decades a while to feel comfortable shifting with our left hand. ..our brains are not used to that at all.
 
I have driven one right hand drive factory 1.6 TD syncro T3 ... ( in the US where we drive on the right )
it was a bit weird all right.
 
Scott
 
 
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Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 10:10 PM
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It's even more difficult from the rear. Besides, I'm right-handed. Shifting gears with my left hand would feel like I was using chopsticks at an the famous American 'Outback Steakhouse'.

BenT

On Dec 28, 2010, at 9:47 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:

> It really makes it hard to steer when the driver's seat is on the left.
>
>
>
>> BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Phill,
>>
>> You must know that the driver's seat cam be switched left to right and
>> vice versa. The only difference being the location of the levers. For
>> that matter, they can also fit the rare rear single seat pedestal which
>> was fitted to some Westfalias and the occasional Doublecab. I like to
>> keep my driver's seat where it belongs -- down under my posterior.
>>
>>
>> BenT
>>
>> Sent from my mobile driver's seat
>>
>> On Dec 28, 2010, at 9:25 PM, plander@optusnet.com.au wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hard to tell until I get in my driver's seat.;-)
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> BenT
>>>
>>> Now that depends on where your driver's seat is!
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------
>>>
>>>
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Scotty,

The RHD T25 Singlecab that Vanamania has for sale used to belong to yours truly. It had resided in California for two decades before my ownership.  I also have a Bowler Tomcat (Landy based). Though it's RHD, the slushbox makes shifting unnecessary. I also drove several Brit cars which were RHD a couple of decades ago. I find that if I don't drive a RHD in a week, I have to learn all over again. 

BenT



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On Dec 28, 2010, at 10:40 PM, "Scott Daniel  - Turbovans" <ScottDaniel@turbovans.com> wrote:

we don't think so ...
but it's the shifting that would be weird.
It might take some of us who have been shifting with our right hand for decades a while to feel comfortable shifting with our left hand. ..our brains are not used to that at all.
 
I have driven one right hand drive factory 1.6 TD syncro T3 ... ( in the US where we drive on the right )
it was a bit weird all right.
 
Scott
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] No.1 cylinder WBX 2.1 - OZ

 

It's even more difficult from the rear. Besides, I'm right-handed. Shifting gears with my left hand would feel like I was using chopsticks at an the famous American 'Outback Steakhouse'.

BenT


I'm so happy for you Ben !  lol.
 
you've owned more RHD vehciles than I have, that's for sure.
But if you haven't owned a nitrogen/brake fluid suspended self-leveling aerodynamic French car from the 50/60's with single spoke steering wheel, you haven't lived yet.
 -:) !
 
 
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Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 11:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] No.1 cylinder WBX 2.1 - OZ

 

Scotty,

The RHD T25 Singlecab that Vanamania has for sale used to belong to yours truly. It had resided in California for two decades before my ownership.  I also have a Bowler Tomcat (Landy based). Though it's RHD, the slushbox makes shifting unnecessary. I also drove several Brit cars which were RHD a couple of decades ago. I find that if I don't drive a RHD in a week, I have to learn all over again. 

BenT



Sent from my mobile device

On Dec 28, 2010, at 10:40 PM, "Scott Daniel  - Turbovans" <ScottDaniel@turbovans.com> wrote:

we don't think so ...
but it's the shifting that would be weird.
It might take some of us who have been shifting with our right hand for decades a while to feel comfortable shifting with our left hand. ..our brains are not used to that at all.
 
I have driven one right hand drive factory 1.6 TD syncro T3 ... ( in the US where we drive on the right )
it was a bit weird all right.
 
Scott
 
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 10:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] No.1 cylinder WBX 2.1 - OZ

 

It's even more difficult from the rear. Besides, I'm right-handed. Shifting gears with my left hand would feel like I was using chopsticks at an the famous American 'Outback Steakhouse'.

BenT