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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 05:08 AM Thread Starter
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the car did start, let it sit over the winter
now it just turns, sound like it wants to start but no luck I have the Accel 300+ Ign
with coil, still using the old points distributor,( getting a new one) have fuel , coil has spark to cap, check the wires seems to be no spark ill check with a plug in it to see what happens. could it be the neatral switch or? starter works fine and new bat
what els to look at?
and the plugs are cover with fuel all that black stuff coming out of the plug holes.will clean them off
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 05:27 AM
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You said you have fuel, but is it getting to the carb? I have had similar problems, so I had someone try to start the car while sprayng some carb cleaner in the carb. It sputtered to life, telling me it was a fuel delivery problem. If that doesnt work i think it could be narrowed down to an ignition problem.
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Yeah, I would do the same thing. Just dump about 1/2 cup of fuel in the carb, and see if it starts.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 06:12 AM
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He said the plugs are covered with fuel, so the carb is spitting out gas. It appears that you have spark and fuel, so take out the all the plugs, and spin the engine over a few times to rid the cylinders of excess fuel. Then let it sit for 15 minutes or so. Clean off the plugs (might as well check the gap too), reinstall, squirt a bit of gas down in the carb (make sure the choke is on) and fire it up.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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sounds like a plan will pull all the plugs hope it works thanks guys
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 08:41 AM
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maybe your points are stuck shut.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 02, 10:56 AM
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It sounds to me like too much fuel. Most likely cause is junk in the carb. If your car was sitting for a while, and the fuel evaporated from the bowls, leaving residue (varnish) behind... The residue left behind can easilly cause the needle and seats to hang open...
Try tapping (LIGHTLY) on the fuel bowls with the handle of a screwdriver and hopefully with a little luck you'll free up the needle and seat, and get a full tank of new fuel.

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