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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 00, 04:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 73 camaro that at one time ran great. It has sat garaged for about 4 years having been started 2-3 times during that period. Now after putting in a carb kit, coil, points, condensor and new battery I cant get it to start. Starter is turning motor but no sign of it trying to kick in. I know gas is flowing into carb. I tried to check spark from coil but do not see any. Other than checking wiring leading to coil does anyone have any other suggestions? Also, Is there a way to check if timing chain is broken without dismanteling and removing cover? Thanks for any help.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 00, 05:50 AM
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Pull a valve cover and watch the rockers as the motor is cranking. If they move, the chain is not broken.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 00, 01:25 PM
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Even quicker...pull the distributor cap and see if the rotor turns when you crank the motor.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 00, 02:24 PM
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Check the compression.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 00, 01:29 AM
 
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double check your point gap. change your coil/borrow one that you know works. i would seriously doubt your timing chain breaking.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 00, 02:28 AM
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Bill, DUH! what was I thinking...

Major brain fade.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 00, 03:48 AM
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put some new gas in it
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 00, 10:58 AM
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Yea, that new gas will really make it spark.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 00, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for all your help. I have a feeling I know where I dropped the ball. Hopefully it will be simple as setting the points gap.

Thanks and Race on.
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