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#664898 Sun Jul 25 2010 12:06 AM
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I have a '49 with a 283 with HEI. All of a sudden now it won't start when it's hot. When it's cold, it fires right up, but when it's hot, it won't fire, just cranks and cranks. I've got a new battery and replaced the coil today, but it's still the same. Just wondering about the starter itself. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for the help.


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pablos49 #665059 Sun Jul 25 2010 06:19 PM
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If it cranks and cranks, I don't think the starter is the problem. Think about it, if it won't start when its hot? Check to see if your getting any fuel, check to see if you've got spark! What the condition of the HEI? Probably something simple, keep trying.

Yakimabowtie #665064 Sun Jul 25 2010 06:42 PM
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Check the module in the dist. take it to any auto parts place they usually check for free,but when putting it back be sure to put the dielectric grease under it or it will not last long.


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Tommy #667464 Wed Aug 04 2010 12:52 AM
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How about the plug wires; are they old? Or, the plugs themselves? Another thought is vapor lock. Is the gas cap vented?

daves41chevy #667570 Wed Aug 04 2010 12:44 PM
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+1 on ign module.
been there done that.
Very true about the grease. don't try to get by with what's already on there even if your putting the old one back in.
parts store prob has single use size packets you can get for less than a buck.


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