1969 Buick Riviera firing order

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by coloradomtn, May 10, 2013.

  1. coloradomtn

    coloradomtn Active Member

    So yeah, like the title says, I have no idea what the firing order for the 69 is, and it's been killing me because the engine won't start. DOes anyone know the information? Thanks in advance!

    P.S. if anyone knows a place for old riv parts, please send me the site!
  2. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?


    What I find amazing is that the 1970 Chassis Service Manual (page 60-41) reports it incorrectly.:puzzled:
  3. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Who needs a manual when the firing order is on the intake manifold... :Do No:
  4. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    As mentioned, the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2. The #1 wire was factory placed on the tower just clock wise of the distributor cap point adjustment window. Distributor rotation is clock wise.

    There are lots of reasons an engine won't start. Do you have fuel and spark?

  5. Rivman

    Rivman Senior Ottawa Buick Guy

    Like Erik sez: The 430 engine firing order is in raised cast letters right on the intake manifold !:Do No:
    Check out the Riviera Owners Association (ROA) site at: www.rivowners.org
    . . . they have most of the Riv parts sources linked, in addition to all the member/owners here !!
    Post a new thread in the 'parts wanted' section here and list what parts your looking for. :TU:
  6. 75Riv

    75Riv A.K.A. Harry Clamshell

    Unless the engine has got an after market intake of course
  7. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest

    Only sold after market hours?
  8. coloradomtn

    coloradomtn Active Member

    BadBRad: I have a 69 Buick fullsize manual and tried what they put on there but didn't work, I'll try to see if I can do it tomorrow. DO you by chance have the diagram for it? Btw, you have a sweet ride!

    Thanks for the OPGI info, I have a catalog from them but I'm missing the door panels (they're missing a lot of 69 RIv stuff sadly) :/ I'll try ROA and see if any luck!

    The engine intake was long gone, I'll post a pic tomorrow for yal to see.

    Thank yal so much for the reply!! :pray:
  9. Yardley

    Yardley Club Jackass

    Hi there. Please post your first name so we can be on a friendly first-name basis. I've sent you a PM.
  10. LARRY70GS

    LARRY70GS a.k.a. "THE WIZARD" Staff Member

    Never mind the firing order. First order of business when an engine won't start. Fuel and spark. Both are easy to check for.

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