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How do you know for sure its getting fuel through carb? You can usually see a squirt from the power pump when you step on the gas, but usually nothing else while you are just starting it.
Have you tried to putting a little gas in the carbs before you crank it? Not much and remember.... Its GAS.
You could also try some ether. Its safer and will help dry out a wet cylinder/sparkplug. Just don't use to much of it for to long. If it doen't fire with either then you need to recheck for spark on all the cylinders
Posted on Oct 16, 2013
Testimonial: "i pulled cleaned and rebuilt the carb, and i tried dumping a little gas down the carb and still nothing, i was told to mess with the distributor, the guy who sold me the truck said that was replaced, and said his mechanic said it was just the timing chain, but i replaced that, could it be possible i have the motor 180 degrees off of time?"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: timing chain replacement
a question like this is hard to answer, just because there is so much involved. i would suggest going to your local auto part store and buy a chilton manual. it will show you step by step how to do almost any thing to your car.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
Since it gets spark and fuel I suspect the low compression to be a large factor. What is the compression in the other cylinders?
Posted on Nov 16, 2008
do hope this is only a sunday car,and your not polluting the air we all have to breathe by using it every day of the week.best of british with it cant help much as never seen one of these beasts,now putting a jaguar engine in a mini or an alfa engine in a ford anglia ??
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
How did you test the Coil? with a test light see if the positive side of the low tension side of the coil is hot (12 volts with the key on) The other sde should be hot too till you crank it and the negitive side should flash the test light. if it doesn't remove the negitve wire from the coil and connect it to the test light and the other side of the test light to the positve with the coil unhooked the light should blink when cranking. if it does the coil is shorted and you need a new one. if it doesn't then the module is bad and on this car there is a ingtion power transsister. The distrubutor pickup is not out of the question either as the pickup makes the transsiter work. with the test light stil hooked up that did'nt flash but has 12 volts on the one wire, unplug the distrubuter ad use the test light to see if any of the wires come hot with the key on. If not your looking for an ingtion switch or fuse problem. he coil gets it's positve power from the same place so your looking for a broken wire if the coil is hot. You should be finding your problem following this way and the transsistor also has a wire thats hot with the key on with all the other wires connected on the coil and the dist. A rebuilt distbutor is cheaper than rebuilding your distbuter and and parts sore is going to have the distrubuter. the module is in the distbutor as is the pickup.
Posted on Oct 28, 2010
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