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Old 06-04-2009, 12:54 PM
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Help Please. I have replace the coil,Ignition Module,cap,rotor,plugs,wires,Distributor, and the electronic ignition in the distributor(it came with the new distributor).The 360 turns over, I have spark, I have checked for continuity in the coil and it is good. I still cannot get her to start. It all started with simply installing a new radiator. and by the way there is only 80,000 miles on her. help please. any ideas.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:00 PM
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Are you 100% positive you put the dist back in correctly?
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:06 PM
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100% sure

With the vacume module on the front it only slips in in one position however I also lifted the distributer and turned the star 180 and reset still no start. put back to original and still no start.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:08 PM
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Couple of questions.

What do you mean it all started with replacing the radiator? It ran before, and when you replaced the radiator, it didn't. That implies to me that you may have bumped some wires somewhere, and the only ones even remotely in that area are the wires to the distributor. If, as you said, you swapped out the distributor with a known good one, then it may be the harness from the distributor to the ignition module. I have seen those connections so corroded they crumbled.

You say you have spark, but it doesn't start. There are only two things that fit those descriptions.

1. The spark is not firing at the right time. (distributor installed incorrectly, since you removed it)

2. No fuel

You say you have spark, is that at the plug wires or the coil wire? All things considered, If you have spark at the coil wire, but it won't start, check spark at the plug wires.
There is nothing wrong with the electrical/ignition system if you have spark at the coil wire. It can only be timing or fuel.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:14 PM
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thanks for the tips, I can smell the fuel and I have seen slight backfire in carb.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:25 PM
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Since the distributer has been moved I would double and triple check the timing. Especially if it is back firing thru the carb.
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Old 06-04-2009, 04:06 PM
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My take as well, timing is off some how. Get one of the cylinders to TDC for the compression stroke and then check to make sure the dizzy rotor is pointing to the correct wire terminal for that cylinder.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:41 PM
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It sounds like you did not set the timing correctly since you said the distributor only fits in one way due to the vac advance.

You MUST put it in EXACTLY the same way and make sure the rotor is pointing to the same plug as it was before.

It's loads easier just to retime the thing.

Since you've pulled it, you'll have to find TDC on the compression stroke and re-install the distributor.
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