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Restoring a 1953 ford truck v8 flathead 239 and cannot get fire to ignition switch, distributor or coil. I have tried everything. All wiring is new. have traced all of the wires. cannot figure it out. i have restored 1965 mustang, 1939 ford 2 door sedan and a 1954 ford crown victoria. I just can't figure this wiring out or whatever is wrong. thanks Frank

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You should have battery power going into ign switch. if you do not then your wiring from switch to battery is open somewhere. i cant pull a schematic on this but would assume it is not connecting thru a junction block trace this wire back to its source and find where you are losing power

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