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1981 ford f100 2wd

Hasbeen running fine then just wouldnt start anymore . has a new battery , alt, starter,silenoid,voltage reg, ignition all is new parts and havebeen tested what else can i do

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  • alwaysmad23 Oct 19, 2008

    last of the cleveland 8s

  • oppie16903 Feb 10, 2009

    i have a 1983 f100 and it has new battery,alt. voltage reg. but it still wont charge what am i over looking?

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    tony yeatman May 11, 2010

    Is it the bronco or last of the cleveland v8s



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This sounds like a telltale choke issue. You running carburated right?
If it is what i think it is you have a choke thermostat on the carb. If so check the votage on the wire and if you have power then the choke thermostat has to be replaced. you can do a manual set of the choke behind the carb just to see if this is the problem.

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Check that you have power to the coil while cranking the engine Are you using the original power to coil wire.Make 100% sure the supply while cranking and running is 12v.Did you swap from points based dizzy to electronic?as the original wire for points was ballast resisted and only supplied 9v to the coil

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    tony yeatman Oct 19, 2008

    Have you taken dizzy cap off cranked the engine to make sure the rotor spins as a little known fact with the clevos is that they had two different sized dizzy shaft housings.They both fit but if you put the wrong one in the shaft wobbles at the bottom and sheers the gear off.


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Test your plugs, and make sure your getting fuel

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