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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 06, 09:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Won't start

A couple of weeks ago I put my 67 RS Vert on blocks to rebuild my suspension. The car started and ran fine at the time. Now, when I try to start I just get the "Click" sound (from the selenoid) and the starter wont engage. Not even if I try to jump it with jumper cables. I believe I know the reason why, I left the key in the ignition in the on posistion for about a week. I haven't yet started checking all the usual suspects (Battery, selenoid, Starter, Coil, etc.), but I wanted to know if there are any obvious places to look given my bone head move of leaving the key on. I found it curious that I couldn't jump start it and also that my accessories (lights-radio) all work fine.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 06, 10:50 AM
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Re: Won't start

If you left key on and ran your battery down, it may not start with a jump. Jumper cable don't always have the best contact and a totally dead battery will work against you . Try re-charging your battery and go from there... If battery won't hold a charge, you will have to replace it. With key left on, you may have also done in your points/condensor, so don't be surprised if it doesn't start even with a fully charged battery. It should turn over, but it may not start/run ...
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 06, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Won't start

Thanks,
I figured I probably killed the battery, so I'll check that. I didn't think about the points too though. I'll check it out too.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 4th, 06, 02:53 PM
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Re: Won't start

Puting a jumper battery on a very dead battery still connected sometimes doesnt work because in effect u are charging the battery rather than using the energy to start.
Also u may find the battery charge will not charge..some chargers have a built in cut out and will not charge under 9 volts...this doesnt mean your battery is knackered....use jump leads of another car running for a while 1st, or connect a good gattery in parrell with it so the charger sensors more than 9 volts.
As mentioned above u could have cooked your coil. points condesor.
Disconnect these 1 at a time and put a ohm meter across them
Coil: resistance across the primary ok, resistance across primary/secondary bad Condensor, resistance bad points visual inspection for heat pitting.
Even if the above check out ok it doesnt mean they are OK and will work reliably....replace anyway....and make sure u get a 6volt (ballast ) coil not a 12volt.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 06, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Won't start

Well, I figured it out with the help of the forum. As it turns out the battery and everything else were fine. I read in onother post about the Nuetral safty switch. I just jiggled the stearing weal and column. Then I tried the key again and it turned right over.
I also found dsomething else out that somebody might want to know. If you recall the reason the car was being worked on is I was rebuilding the front end. The Kit I ordered from Rick's came with a shorter Pitman Arm than the original. I didn't realize this until I took the old one off and think I damaged the shaft on the old one during removal. The shaft now spins freely and I believe it should be locked in place. I knew the shorter arm would affect the staering ratio (for the worse) but I didn't think it would be that bad. I hate it.It takes a day to turn the wheel. Any way I'll be trying to hunt down the correct size one and getting back under my sled pretty soon. Just thought some one would like to know another person's opinion.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 06, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just read my last post and I realized what a crappy typer I am.
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Re: Won't start

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I just read my last post and I realized what a crappy typer I am.
So am I. If you use internet explorer get http://www.iespell.com/

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LMAO..
Quote:
I realized what a crappy typer I am.
So am I , had ppl doing my corrospence most of my like
Plus Got big hands and keyboards are too small, keep hitting wrong keys
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