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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jeff l, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. jeff l

    jeff l 1/2 ton status

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    My 79 350 is not getting any fire, any ideas where to start,
    Thanks Jeff
     
  2. Mudstud

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    Maybe the lil dealio thingy inside the dist. Electronic gizmo that has 2 connections at each end. Sorry if I'm talking over your head. Not to toot my own horn but I'm really knowledgable in this ignition stuff as you can see.
     
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    Check ur coil. cap and rotor for corrosion. and battery connections. also the wire from ur starter to the coil.
     
  4. jeff l

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    Thanks, I did see some corosion, and tried to scrape it off, maybe I need a new one.
     
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    Ignition module, maybe?
     
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    You've got 12V on the pink wire to the distributor, with the key in "run"?
     
  7. jeff l

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    I am going to check that now, Thanks
     
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    Yes, I do
     
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    either the coil is bad. or hte pickup coil is bad. (what mudstud was describing)
     
  10. jeff l

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    Thanks all, I just finished, I have a 79 new rebuild, w/ a 86 ES HEI, that I jumped wires and made a regular HEI; never was a 100% that it was the corect way to do it, but it worked for 8 months. Anyway I put a new HEI,cap,coil,rotor, and now I have spark.

    Thanks---Jeff
     
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    Get someone smart to look at it in person
     
  12. jeff l

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    What do you mean:confused: :confused: :confused:
     

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