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I'm not trying to ruffle feathers here, but the Q engines are the flywheel forward models. The F models are flywheel rearward in normal manner. The Q engines have a Chris Craft firing order that is not related to any SBC engine. The number one cylinder is at the front of the engine on its left side as viewed from aft in Q installation. The distributor rotates clockwise. Q engines time at 10°@ 500 RPM. Q engines have dimples in the flywheel for both Right hand and Left hand rotations. The dimples are marked R and L accordingly. A starboard Q engine rotates in normal engine manner whereas a Port Q engine rotates reverse. Starboard Qs have timing chains. Port Qs have timing gears.Port Q engine distributor also rotates clockwise with a different firing order. J.