Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
One thing about those old carberated cars, they've got a personality. If you don't pump em the right amount on each start you can get them flooded and they'll never start. That especially sucks when you just got done doing something else. No fuel is a common issue for cars that have sat a long time.
You should be able to measure 10 volts or so from the coil (+) to ground with a breaker point ignition on or running. (Give or take a couple of volts for battery condition). During cranking the coil (+) should have a full 12 volts on it. Solid state ignitions will have a full 12V to the ignition module or coil all the time (key in start or run).
Next, disconnect it from the car via the big red wire and the plug (whichever type you have). Repeat the test above and compare the readings. Gotta digital camera? Send me a couple photos (or post them somewhere for viewing) and we'll see if your conversion was done correctly or not.
If that doesn't work, inspect the cap and rotor plugs and wires. Crank it over with the plugs out.
68 Coupe, 350 w/ Edelbrock Performer RPM heads, cam, intake, 700R4, Dave's small body HEI