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Old 01-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #21
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ive done that tom & all lines up . when the pin is in the hole , #1 is up , both valves closed & timing indicator is correct . have i done something wrong ?? ... steve
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:15 PM   #22
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Do the easiest checks first. If you are unsure if it's fuel or ignition then pull the coil wire and hold it 1/4" from the head and see if you have a good blue spark at least 1/4" long while cranking. If you do then I'd think you have a fuel problem. Since you have a fuel pump and downdraft carb I won't get into that, but let us know what the spark looks like.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:33 AM   #23
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thank you tom . im goin out there now & will let you know . thanks again ... steve
i think im to close to the forrest to see the trees
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:20 PM   #24
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Is by any chance the pop-out cable (or new style screwed in too far to dist. With key on and points closed, do you get a spark when you open the points??
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:23 PM   #25
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yes i get spark . i checked that also . thank you for the thought . back to the garage to see if maybe it fixed itself over nite ! LOL ...... steve

** im going to start from scratch & see if i can find my error .
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Old 01-31-2011, 03:32 PM   #26
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well , got the timing cover off & no marks on the new cam gear ! but by putting it at tdc b 4 i pulled it , it appears as tho it is off by a few teeth . really confused now with no marks ! model 'a's are so much fun ! ............. steve
any ideas on how i might retime this ???
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:23 PM   #27
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well pulled the cam gear , retimed , no good . start again tommorrow . cranks really slow like it is out of time . i know ... no shit dick tracy ......... thanks all .. steve
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:26 PM   #28
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I'm pretty sure the SERVICE BULLETINS has a picture of how the timing marks look and how they mate to each other.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:33 PM   #29
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tom , i just talked to the manufacture & got info i needed . gonna give it a go tommorrow . thanks .. steve
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:42 AM   #30
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well i will see how good the info is . i sure hope ive found the problem ....... steve
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #31
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:03 PM   #32
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Many years ago, I had a 30 that would only run if the choke was closed, throttle was open, and it would run at a very slow idle for hours. Found the problem was a almost plugged gas line. Was getting enough gas to run, very slow. Fixed the stopage and she was a runner. Iceman
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:54 PM   #33
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well thanks to youall , i got it runnin ! multiple problems . i hate it when that happens ! cam timing out , thus dist timing out . so all is good here & again i really thank you all for your help ! .................... steve
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Congratulations!!!
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Old 02-02-2011, 10:50 AM   #35
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thank you , but i must thank bagpiper as i hijacked his thread . thank youall as always , the barn came thru ! been on here for a few & you can ALWAYS depend on you guys for help . thank youall again & ryan +(model 'a' lady) for the forum ....... steve
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