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Old 06-24-2004, 07:41 PM
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1965 Impala 327 Timing Question

Hey everyone.I recently pulled off my Intake manifold on my 327 so I could replace the gaskets.I had to pull the distributor off in order to take the Intake Manifold off.Then I got everything put back together,and now the Engine wont start.It will turn over,but I cant get it started so I can time it.It just wont fire.What is happening?I know it has something to do with the Distributor because everything else is hooked up correctly.Thanks,


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Old 06-24-2004, 08:02 PM
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Did you note the position of the rotor when you removed the distributor and return it to the same place, or use some other method to get the initial timing close to where it was? Also, have you checked to see if you have any spark at all?
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[color=lightblue]Doc here

Here are Some Simple Doc~isims You might want to check... Shiny objects tend to distract me... headlights on the horizon, like the deer and The Peterbuilt... Pretty women....long legs... ect...(Falls into My "Let's see how Dumb I can be today" Category)
  • When you replaced the Distributer, Did it seat ALL the way down into the oil pump drive, Is it Actully Turning?
  • Did the Points Slip Closed while in limbo? Do they open and close, and nothing Shorting them out? Did the Wire fall off the breaker arm?(I'm assuming points here)
  • Did you ACTUALLY remember to put the rotor Back in? (I know, I know... but I've Done it...)
  • Did you remember to hook up the coil? Correctly?
  • Do you have Fire all the way to the plugs?

    If So, Then Bring the Engine to #1TDC Compression, Look at the Rotor, It should point to about 7 O'clock on a points type Ignition, (5 O'clock on an HEI), However before you change anything find number 1 on the cap and verify the rotor is off, If so, reset it. Check the firing order too, Clockwise , 18436572.

    If that's "All Good" It should fire if you got Fuel & Air....

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