Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Re: 69Z28 Electrical Problems!
If it won't crank, could it be that you burned up the starter in the process of trying to get to fire up due to an ignition problem? Could be two totally unrelated issues.
Here's a couple of issues I've personally encountered that may help.
On one of my first distributor rebuilds, I over-greased the distributor shaft before putting it back in the housing. After a few days of running, some of my grease slung out and got between the breaker points and it wouldn't run.
Another lesson learned was when I replaced the cracked and brittle IGN wire with a new wire. I didn't realize it was a resistance wire. Eventually the coil overheated and cracked.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI