MSD ignition issue
Trying to get my ZZ430 clone to start. Sorry for the long post, but here goes:
Got the engine running yesterday for about 10 minutes, with the goal of setting the initial timing. Had the vac advance hose disconnected/plugged with the timing light hooked up. First of all, engine not running well - missing a hole - not its usual self (hasn't run for a long while for more than a few minutes. Subsequently, won't even start. Has a MSD 6AL box with a blaster coil and pro billet distributor. Box is mounted beneath the glovebox. Following the MSD trouble shooting procedure,we get spark from the coil wire, but when we ground a plug connected to the distributor end of the coil plug, spark only occurs a couple times at the beginning of cranking the starter then no spark then maybe once when you let off the starter.
MSD tech guy suggested rerouting the wires from the box to the dist (they were routed with the coil wires trough the firewall). Did that, still the same. Different distributor, still the same. Coil? Running out of ideas, anyone have this same problem?