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Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1315098 Fri Jun 21 2019 03:05 AM
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My Dad did that to me when I was really young!
He would shut off a running lawn mower by shorting the plug to the frame with his hand.
To this day, I can't stand to be shocked.

Don
Edit: He also tole me when he was a teenager back in the 30's.
The boys would see who could kill a running four cylinder Model T by shorting out the plugs with their fingers.
No wires removed, Just ground the plugs out with your fingers.

Last edited by 2-Ton; Fri Jun 21 2019 03:10 AM.

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Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1315110 Fri Jun 21 2019 10:41 AM
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Wrench Fetcher
Grigg/We B Old you guys got me a lot closer than I've been in weeks. I ran a 12g wire from the positive battery terminal directly to the coil. Turned it over and it started belching and farting. WAY more response than I've gotten since i last drove it. So from that I'm taking that the new battery cables i installed are too thin and my timing is now off from me fiddling with it.

I got a buddy who builds hotrods that says he's got 6 feet of cable in his garage. So hopefully I can get it back on the road by this weekend.

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1315149 Fri Jun 21 2019 05:07 PM
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Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
SWEET #1315150 Fri Jun 21 2019 05:16 PM
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Churchton It's between Shady Side and Deale 20 min south of Annapolis and Edgewater

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1315247 Sat Jun 22 2019 02:28 PM
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Sounds like the ”Engine whisperer” is now on the case. If it can be started, it will come alive!

Chris

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316206 Mon Jul 01 2019 09:14 PM
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I would check the condition of the points. The "No Fire" makes me think that the distributor is not grounding the coil. Inspect the condition of the contact on the points. I would just file them and set the gap and then see if I could get the engine to fire.

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316638 Fri Jul 05 2019 05:34 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
I swapped out the points and condenser. Then I had no spark. Put the old ones back in. Now I have spark. What gives

I need to find someone local who can come in here and start this darn thing. I'm missing out on the whole summer

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316649 Fri Jul 05 2019 07:01 PM
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Clean the brand new points. They often come with some type of crap on the contacts.
Another cause could be the wire between the coil and the distributor. The copper inside the wire can fatigue over time from the frequent movement of the distributor via the vacuum advance.

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316652 Fri Jul 05 2019 07:30 PM
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Thanks I'll check. But I'm getting good spark now but it's not kicking over. I'm getting to be at my wit's end

Re: Get Help / Borrow Tools
treydrummer #1316658 Fri Jul 05 2019 08:26 PM
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Fuel, fire, compression each at the right time. You say you have the fire. You’ve poured fuel down the carburetor, so you have fuel. That leaves compression and timing to check.


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