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Hayato
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:35 pm    Post subject: Where is the engine front? Reply with quote

Hello,
It's kind of a noobish question, but where is the engine front?

Is the fan side or the flywheel side?

I'm asking this because the manual is says:

"The cylinders, 4 on each side, are numbered from the front to the back, following this order:
Right side: 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Left side: 5, 6, 7 and 8."

Well, that's ok, so I thought, "If I look to the engine's front (fan), the front most right cylinder is #1 and the front most left one is #5..."

But the manual shows something completely different, it is kind of mirrowed.

Which one is correct?

Look the attachment.
Manual = B;
My POV = A;



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engine Front is the Fan side. The bell housing, transmission, flywheel end is the rear.

Always think of an engine, and any thing for a car as it would be from sitting in the drivers seat. On a standard car with rear wheel drive of corse.

So the fan is in the front, passenger side is Right, driver side is left.

But as far as what your manual says there??? What kind of engine are you working on?? what is the application?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wherever the harmonic balancer is is the front. FWD vehicles included.

as far as your manual goes, i dont know what the hell "A" is. "B" is a Ford.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

10sec.et wrote:
wherever the harmonic balancer is is the front. FWD vehicles included.

as far as your manual goes, i dont know what the hell "A" is. "B" is a Ford.


I thought front was left to right? Shocked Right to left on ricers! Rolling Eyes Front to back on good ole American!!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

af2 wrote:
10sec.et wrote:
wherever the harmonic balancer is is the front. FWD vehicles included.

as far as your manual goes, i dont know what the hell "A" is. "B" is a Ford.


I thought front was left to right? Shocked Right to left on ricers! Rolling Eyes Front to back on good ole American!!!!


some of the ricers couldnt make up their mind Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the answers.

Well, my doubt was solutioned. So the engine front is the fan side, as I though, but the left side and right side are the car's sides (not my left/right).

Thank you all.

jonny_b wrote:
Engine Front is the Fan side. The bell housing, transmission, flywheel end is the rear.

Always think of an engine, and any thing for a car as it would be from sitting in the drivers seat. On a standard car with rear wheel drive of corse.

So the fan is in the front, passenger side is Right, driver side is left.

But as far as what your manual says there??? What kind of engine are you working on?? what is the application?


It's a 302 cid, Ford small block Windsor.
The application is ordinary, street car use. That was an old doubt, I was always confused about which left/right are the correct ones.

10sec.et wrote:
wherever the harmonic balancer is is the front. FWD vehicles included.

as far as your manual goes, i dont know what the hell "A" is. "B" is a Ford.


lol, "A" was my old point of view, "B" is what is on the manual.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The right / left thing can be confusing to everybody, that's why they are referred to as "driver" and "passenger" sides. This helps eliminate confusion - as long as we are in America anyway. Clay
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