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Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 27, 2014, 10:39:58 AM »
Thanks Snotty!

The rotor is turning.

After reading and rereading the posts.

I cranked it to top dead center
removed the cap and
saw that the rotor is lined up with
the 4 cylinder and not the 1 cylinder.

is it a matter of "bumping" the wires over
to line up with the rotor?
is the timing too far advanced?

Thanks again!

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 24, 2014, 01:13:01 PM »
Oh OK thanks. Yeah I'm out in San Jose Ca.

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 23, 2014, 01:22:10 PM »
Yep. I just checked it after you mentioned it. I'm getting 9.1 something I did notice though. Is there supposed to be a specific gap between the rotor and cap?

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 23, 2014, 09:41:23 AM »
It does sound like its turning over normally
The fuel pump seems to be working fine. I will try the can and hose
It has about 70K on it
It sounds like its firing off .
As I was driving it just died.
I was just coasting after that.
When I pulled off to the side I
opened the hood and there was no smoke
or anything that seemed off.
I would turn the switch and all the dials would come on

I tried the sip and coil + to Battery +
this morning,
Ill try Snotty's advice

Ill check back soon

Thanks Again!

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 21, 2014, 04:24:19 PM »
Im back in town and can get back to the car.
So I haven't been able to get to it or post.

POLARACO and Snotty,
Thanks for the tips I'll get to it

Snotty thanks for the video!
Cool car by the way

I'm not sure about the wiring
as far as it being tampered with.

It was running fine
until it just cut out on the road.

Thanks again!

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 09, 2014, 08:13:08 PM »
Hey Thanks again!

I swear with all this help I'm getting
I want to buy you folks some lunch

Soooo I was cautious not to flood it
or drain the battery

I got it to top dead center.
but soon after realized that my buddy
had picked up his tools
so i couldn't take the spark plug out


I did have some layin' around so I was able
I stuck one into a couple wires and did see a spark.
I havent done it before so im not sure how intense
the spark is supposed to be, but it was there

The one thing I have not messed with is the timing
I wouldnt know where to start

I did check the firing order in the service manual
even labeled the wires

Thanks again!
You all are way too cool!

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 09, 2014, 05:13:56 PM »
Thanks! so i just tried that.
I got spark from the wire.
And the readings on the
multimeter were dead on.

The wire to the points from the coil
is good. I remember setting the points
to .017
I'll double check them to be sure
The rotor and condenser I put in new along
with the points
And the cap looks good and clean.

I checked the spark at the points and is was
there. not sure how bright its supposed to be
but it was blue.

Thanks for all the help.
Hopefully it'll be back on the road soon

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 09, 2014, 11:14:14 AM »
OK back at it today.

Thanks Snotty haha I've been guilty of doing

that once before...just once though...for now

Thanks for the insight dana44
The carb is now spitting out gas like before.

Dang POLARACO talk about a hot rod
I've been giving it a healthy dose of starting fluid
tried some gas too

BUT still no go

It did seem to want to start

Maybe its not getting spark now?
I know I've got the spark plugs and wires
set up right. and I didn't move the distributor
when the new points went in.

How should i test for spark?

Thanks again!

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 08, 2014, 05:03:40 PM »
Hey Thanks!

Yeah its a 361ci V8.
Ill try the bit of gas in the carb

i dont have an air compressor...yet
I need to build up my tool arsenal

Thanks for the tips Ill let you know how it goes

Tech- - FUEL / Narrowed It Down to Fuel
« on: May 08, 2014, 04:44:37 PM »
Hi All!
Its been awhile, I hope everyone is well.

So the car has been sitting patiently....for a while
In trying to get it back on the road I've
put in:

points, rotor, condenser, coil, ballast resistor,
spark plugs, and a battery.

I had the starter tested and it still works fine.

But it would not start.

Today I got another chance to take a look at it
and there is no fuel pumping to the carburetor.

So Im thinking a new fuel pump. Its going into
a 58 desoto fireflite.

I've had luck with the other parts at the chain stores
but I'm not sure about the fuel pump. Will any fuel pump
drop right in? not sure what i need.


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