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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 03, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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hi. i just got done building a 355. i put everything new except the cam and crank. hooked it up to see if i could get it to turn over good. and it was fine. then tried to atleast get it to fire and im not getting a single ounce of spark. i made sure timeing was on by close to 100%. took my distrib to a place had it tested and had to exchange for a different one because the module was defective. got a whole new distrib and still nothing. any idea what might be causing this?

right now they way i have it wired is all direct to batter just to make sure it works. my wires for my starter are fine. then i have the 1 positive from going to the distrib. and i have the distrib grounded out. plus my block is grounded out.

if you have anything let me know.. thanks.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Aug 26th, 03, 06:06 AM
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I take it the dist is HEI.
Looking over the fender from the driver side. make sure the connector from the module inside the dist is plugged good into the cap terminals, the two closet to the center of the cap.

You have 12 volts from the battery hot wired to term marked BAT. Original harness will have to be changed from resistive wire to regular #12 AWG copper wire from the firewall connector. It'll be outside row to the rear. The other front terminal on the same row is for tach.

You might want to ground the dist body, just in case.

You might want ot check to make sure the rotor is good, the ground wire for the coil is under one of the mounting screws, the button in the center of the cap is in good physical shape and spring loaded. Be sure it touches the center of the coil, clean surface, no rust.

If its at the right time, you should have spark. Have plugs gapped pretty wide, .040" min.

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