Got a question. My Jeep has been idling rough and occasionally misfiring (at all speeds) and less frequently backfiring...
So, after assuming this was probably a points or spark gap issue, I grabbed my strobe and dwell meter and went out to go check things out. Before I opened everthing up, I decided to check the way things were wired in comparison to the Haynes manual.
Well, unless the 1-6 numbers on the distributor cap are just "arbitrary" or this cap is for another distributor and just happened to fit this one before I bought the jeep, then we have a major issue here... It seems Distributor Terminal 1 is wired to Cylinder 3, and likewise, 2-off from what it should be, all the way around the cap.
Also, if haynes' illustration of where the terminals should be located is any indicator, and where they are marked on this distributor, everything is cranked counter-clockwise (advance? dist runs clockwise to get the 1-6-5-4-3-2 firing order) significantly so that cylinder 1 is on the appropriate rotation.
I guess my point here is- Am I on crack, or was the guy who last did the timing? Will setting things back the way they "should be" iron out my little problem here, or should I just leave it as is and go back to looking at my points and spark gap?