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1967 327 firing issue

I have rebuilt a 1967 327. I had a few head gasket problems but I have fixed that since. I was test driving it after I had fixed the headgasket and it started to over heat. The problem was that the pullys didn't line up right and the belts jumped off the pullys and not turning the water pump... So I had a clutch fan installed fixing the pully issue and installed new belts. The battery was dead due to the belts not turning the alternator and so on. So I charged up the battery and tried to start it, and well nothing... I thought it might be the coil so I took the coil cap off and tested it with a test light and it tested good. But I noticed that when I would turn the ignition off a spark would flash at the coil wires. I fixed that by putting the ground strap back on, oops I guess I forgot it. Then I replaced the ignition module and still nothing, so then I thought it would be the pock-up coil and tried to test it and nothing appeared on the ohm meter. Therefore I took the distributor back out and found out that the pick-up coil was in pieces all over the floor after I put my hand on it and it feel into 2 swipe rate pieces... So I replaced it and STILL NOTHiNG!!! Then I went and bought a while new distributor at oreillys by ACCEL, and guess what! NOtHING AGIAN!!! What do I do. I'm desperate for help! I hope I I clouded enough info and thanks for the help

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:03 AM
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First off, I wouldn't buy anything with Accel written on it. If you can return it I sure would. When I see name Accel it's no surprise it doesn't work.
I gather your using a HEI? If so you can buy a basic remanned one that will work fine, I'd trust it way before I trusted anything with Accel written on it. However since you can't get it to fire, that says your not getting any power to it. Turn the switch on and check the power going to the power wire. It should be 12 volts at it's lowest and around 14 volts highest. If the wire has no power then you either blew a fuse or blew a fusable link.
If the wire is getting power below 12 volts, it'll still run, but it won't run good.
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