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68 Wont fire up
Posted by: jesseg ()
Date: August 09, 2019 02:48PM

Car fired up no issues as the car warmed up the RPMs started to drop and it turned off. Started her up again ran fine RPMs started to drop backfired turned off and sputtered. Now the car won’t start. I checked compression all cylinders are between 125-135. There is spark at the coil not sure what else to check, fuel delivery is good. Sprayed starting fluid in the carbs and it still wont start.

Any suggestions? What else can i try or look for?

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Re: 68 Wont fire up
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: August 09, 2019 02:51PM

Check for spark at the plugs. I mean a blue/white "snapping" spark. Not the yellow lazy kind.



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Re: 68 Wont fire up
Posted by: jesseg ()
Date: August 09, 2019 02:57PM

The spark I get is orange in color.

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Re: 68 Wont fire up
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: August 09, 2019 06:17PM

Points or electronic ignition?
Key on, what voltage are you getting to the + side of the coil?


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Re: 68 Wont fire up
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: August 09, 2019 06:36PM

Point gap? Dwell angle?

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Re: 68 Wont fire up
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: August 09, 2019 10:07PM

Slipped Cam gear?

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Re: 68 Wont fire up
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: August 10, 2019 08:08AM

Generally an orange spark indicates
poor coil or condenser.

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