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Won't start... took dizzy out a few weeks ago and put back in recently and achieved TDC and lined up rotor with distributor mark on dizzy. Also put in correctly according to Haynes as the picture indicates. No spark.. pulled spark plug out with no spark. I even took out pertronix and put points back in with no luck. Why no spark? Yes I have fuel, in fact keep flooding carb. Round vacuum dealy is on south west corner like haynes manual. I now have a beer and plan on drinking a few more. Any suggestions? This is my 3rd 02 and can't figure it out.

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assuming the timing may be off still adjust the distributer slow until you can start it than turn until perfect thats what i had to do today since some yahoo at work pulled my distributer and put it in wrong..keep us posted. You will get it started.. Also did you set the gap in points with the lobe at highest point?

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right places - with the ignition on, you should be able to open the points (either by rotating the distributor a little or by pushing them open) and get a nice fat spark from the coil to distributor cap lead to a chassis ground. If you're not getting current across the points, you won't get fire from the coil lead - if there's no spark at the coil, it's probably something upsteam of the points.

If you DO get spark at the coil, double check the spark plug lead routing to make sure the plug wires are going to the proper cylinders.

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No spark at coil, what the hell is going on. Changed coils too... I need help, I can't see straight, I am the only one I know working on these cars...

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1) Do you have 12 V at the coil with the ignition on?

2) Is that graphite contact still OK on the disti

3) When you crank the engine over, do you see the points open and close?

4) are the points open when you're at #1 TDC and the rotor is pointing at the mark on the disti?

5) Check that your condensor hasn't developed a dead short (use a VOM and read the resistance across it).

Check these out, and you're going to get a spark.

Cheers!

John N

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