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I have a 63 chevy corvette 327/340 hp, 4 spd. When recently taking the car out of storage I charged the battery and attempted to start the car. It cranked but no start. There is gas that gets to the carb. But it has no spark. I checked for spark starting at the plugs and back and it seems I.m getting nothing out of the coil. so I changed the coil and get the same thing. Any suggestions or assistance. Thx . RK

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  • Matt Sep 14, 2010

    Do you have HEI distributor?

  • Zaraki Sep 14, 2010

    Does the distributor have breaker style ignition points, or has it been changed over to electronic?



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Check for positive voltage at coil terminal from ignition. Also check point gap and replace condenser. Let us know if that doesn't do it or if you have more questions.

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