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Not Getting A Spark

I replaced the motor in my 88 with a motor from an 86 and when i turn the key it barely wants to turn over it takes several turns from the key to get a full revolution. I replaced the coil because im not getting a spark to or from the distributor. I still dont have a spark and it barely wants to turn over.

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Check battery connections at posts, frame ground, auxiliary ground, and starter. check starter. afriend of mine rebuilt his engine and it cranked over slow. before the starter was fine. starter was weak and he had a lot more compression

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