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Have 1965 vw beetle and put new engine in it and change everything and can not get it to run

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That's wonderful. I love to see those old cars on the road. I had one till I got tired of working on it.

Are the plugs firing? Take one out and crank motor with the plug base grounded. You should see a spark.

Are the points firing? Take the distributor off and watch for a spark between the points when you crank it. If not make sure the points are set correctly and the wires are connected correctly. Make sure the timing is set.

Is it getting gas?

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New distributor? new points and condensor? Wires correct? Valve clearance set when cold? The valves need adjustment when new and every 500 miles per manufacturers specifications. New coil? All these are factors.

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