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Old 11-27-2011, 09:40 PM   #81
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If you have not already done so, check out the MAFCA.org web site. There is a list of clubs by state and region. There are clubs listed in Livermore and San Jose, they could be a great help with hands on help.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:42 PM   #82
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slack in chain maybe
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:05 PM   #83
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Something fishy about this thread????????? Is this just a GAME????
Only thing that will smell like a fish, is Bob who will be selling his 'lemon' at a loss! Hm, I love challenge..may invest
BTW..model As do not have a 'chain' ..if I recollect correctly!

BTW...Bob IS a standup guy...for your information!

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Old 11-28-2011, 12:48 AM   #84
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After 4 months and 5 pages here it's time to go back to ground Zero and back to basics. FORGET everything you have done so far and start from the beginning.

You need,
Fuel
air
compression
spark
all at the right time.

I would start with spark, since you changed out to a pointless system the testing is a little harder. Get a list of trouble shooting tips from FS ignition. No matter what else might be wrong you need a strong blue spark or your wasting your time looking at other things. Your original post stated that you have a weak spark. Work on this first. Check grounds, all connections between frame, body and engine. Check all connections period in all the ign wiring!

Once you have a strong spark get back to us.

http://www.fsignitions.com/uploads/T...ide_9-7-10.pdf

I'm serious, you need to start with ONE thing get it right and move on.
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:03 PM   #85
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Something fishy about this thread????????? Is this just a GAME????
Good point!
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:45 PM   #86
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" - I then tried bypassing the power wire from the armored cable, and instead ran power from the ignition switch directly to the points in the distributor
- The car suddenly started (instantly!) and it ran fine this way for a full week..."
This quote from you indicates a short inside the armored cable. did you correct it?
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #87
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This thread in like the "1937 No Start" on the early V8 forum, 220 posts and 7,553
hits and the guy never said if he got it running.

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:48 PM   #88
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Yup. I followed that one also with great interest. Thet're both long gone I thinl.
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Old 11-29-2011, 12:50 PM   #89
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Sometimes it is too embarrassing to come back and say a wire was missing or the key not turned fully.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:46 PM   #90
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Sometimes it is too embarrassing to come back and say a wire was missing or the key not turned fully.
AND, sometimes people....even at this honorable place, are a little strange !
Go back to sleep or whatever...the CAR HAS BEEN SOLD, due to the problem. End of theories/conjecture and speculation as to this guys honesty. Unless you want to keep it going

BTW-talk "embarrassing"... have you noticed how long it has been since owner even made last remarks..however thread just keeps going and going..like it now has a life of its own !!
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:52 PM   #91
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AND, sometimes people....even at this honorable place, are a little strange !
Go back to sleep or whatever...the CAR HAS BEEN SOLD, due to the problem. End of theories/conjecture and speculation as to this guys honesty. Unless you want to keep it going

BTW-talk "embarrassing"... have you noticed how long it has been since owner even made last remarks..however thread just keeps going and going..like it now has a life of its own !!
What does "BTW" mean?
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:05 PM   #92
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Well, it teaches us how NOT to act on our forum!
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:14 PM   #93
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I bet that it is not running. What does btw stand for? I hate to ask the granddaughter.

I do not text and I can barley answer the cell phone without drop kicking it across the floor. I never have been able to answer the phone until the ringing is over with.

I have tried all kinds of combinations for "BTW".
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:18 PM   #94
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BTW By the Way in text talk
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:38 PM   #95
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According to you notes when you "hot wired" it right from battery to distributor with the coil in the circuit it started immediately then run for a few days then started to miss etc running poorly I would be questioning the breakdown of the coil changw it with out disturbing anything else and if it start right up then you have a coil with poor windings, Give it a try Gord. B by the bay
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:15 AM   #96
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A new condenser does always mean a good condenser
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:16 AM   #97
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thats does not sorry
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Old 11-30-2011, 10:07 AM   #98
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BTW I e-mailed him to find out what is going on.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:21 AM   #99
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Hi again; sorry to all for not being "on-the-air" for a while. I've had more pressing issues at home with my wife's multiple doctor's appointments and two upcoming surgeries, along with her facing a long recovery, that have kept me focused on more important things.

As my friend Hardtimes shared, I did indeed sell the car just the other night at a loss, as the next 6 months are going to see me not having much time to play with the car and continue to troubleshoot her, as well as the fact that I needed to convert some of my investment back into cash to help with upcoming medical expenses. So, I'm sorry if that disappoints any of you, but I had to face the reality of upcoming expenses plus lack of time. And, just to clarify my "character", the gentleman who bought her was made well-aware by me of the issues that exist with her, as I never sell a car without being totally honest about known problems, and, in this case at least, also about what I've tried on her so far to get her going. He is looking forward to spending the time on her to get her up and running again, so I feel good about that.

In closing, I do thank you all for your kind help, as well as your understanding in this matter.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:30 AM   #100
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Take a look inside your distributor, remove the upper plate and see if the pigtail wire is shorting out by having moved at the upper connection point or if the upper plate is shorting out to the lower plate or distributor body.
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