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Bluccous
07-07-2013, 01:33 PM
Recently experienced a distributor failure. I am in need of determining if I have a left hand or right hand rotation engine. I removed the distributor cap, while in front of the engine I bumped the starter and the rotor was going counterclockwise. Would this be considered left hand rotation? I need to know this before I order a new one. What is the best distributor to go back with to replace the original EI distributor. This is for an 85 351w. Thanks for any advice.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-07-2013, 02:44 PM
85 was not originally equipped with electronic ignition.
Your 85 is LH rotation or also known as standard rotation.
I personally like the mallory unilite marine billet plug and play distributors.

Bluccous
07-07-2013, 04:23 PM
85 was not originally equipped with electronic ignition.
Your 85 is LH rotation or also known as standard rotation.
I personally like the mallory unilite marine billet plug and play distributors.

Does that distributor require a seperate ignition box? I am not familiar with them.

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-07-2013, 04:30 PM
Does that distributor require a seperate ignition box? I am not familiar with them.

No does not need an external box, just needs an external coil like original.
This is what I used. Simply install, power, ground and a signal.
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/maa-ylu554cv