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Old 08-19-2004, 08:15 PM
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1972 390 motor

Help! Have a 1966 Ford Galaxie with a 1972 390 motor. The motor will turn over but will not start. Can you please help?

Rotor facing number 1 piston all the way up. Took points out and installed Ignitor electronic ignition. What am I doing wrong? Can anyone help?

We have replaced the cap, spark plug wires, rotor, timing chain and the marks are lined up.

Thanks for your time and help!

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Points and HEI's have different firing orders. Have you checked that out?
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Do you have power at the coil?
Do you have power out of the coil?
Firing order right? 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8 ?

You can use a volt ohm meter or test light to check for power to, and power out of the coil.
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If it ran with the points in it, but now won't run after converting the distributor to an electronic ignition, seems to me that the new unit is not set up properly, or is defective. Might try contacting the vendor of the electronic unit for help, or just put the points and condensor back in, set the gap to .017 or 32 degrees of dwell and see how it goes.

Firing order is the same whether you have points or electronic.
Only thing that will change the firing order is the camshaft.

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