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66 ford fairlane 289 crank no start

was driven sat for awhile, no start. found sombody had played with lock cyl/ ignition. Replaced, now engine cranks has no spark. has power at coil (pos) when key turned on, and when cranked. no spark from coil(new coil) cleaned connections on starter solenoid. I did find black wires under starter solenoid terminated on bridge(secured w/2 screws under and aft a little of starter solenoid secured to inner fender) broken. could this be issue???very very open to suggetions.

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Sounds like trouble with the points.
Have you checked them?
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Thank You for the reply, this is a little new to me. all I have had has been HEI never really need to worry about this type of ting. My father said the same thing. so I took a peek. there is no gap, so I adjustetd so I had opening and closing. I think the gap is supposed to .017 (not Sure) but there was none and now there is some. I also took a screw driver while contacts wre open and grnded with key on. I did get spark but not alot. there is some rust on distrib shaft. was gonna get a feeler gauge to varify gap? I know im missing something basic...but I am. I'm really gratefull for the time. Thanks.
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dwell meter

Feeler gage will get you close , to get best results I always used a dwell meter, I still have points in the T bucket and on the 2- 4 chevy because of hei space problems
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Thank You for the reply, this is a little new to me. all I have had has been HEI never really need to worry about this type of ting. My father said the same thing. so I took a peek. there is no gap, so I adjustetd so I had opening and closing. I think the gap is supposed to .017 (not Sure) but there was none and now there is some. I also took a screw driver while contacts wre open and grnded with key on. I did get spark but not alot. there is some rust on distrib shaft. was gonna get a feeler gauge to varify gap? I know im missing something basic...but I am. I'm really gratefull for the time. Thanks.
.017 is a good place to start. That will get you in the ballpark , and as long as the points arent burnt up, it should fire the coil.
Try that first then post back.
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