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Old 03-02-2012, 11:12 AM
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Chevy 235, stalled wont restart

Was going to pull my '51 Chevy out of storage today. had it running. letting it warm up and it stalled just like the key was shut off. Checked points ( new day before ) and they seemed twisted sort of. the 2 contacts were not in line with eachther. I pulled them and noted the spring arm was too far compressed. pulled the old out of the box and stuck them back in as they were still good.. new condensor was also installed the day before. readjusted to .020 gap. book calls for .022 but I dont have a feeler gauge to make .002.. points are switching but dont seem to be sparking, altho I have a solid 6v at the coil switching.. still no spark from the plugs. only things I havn't changed are the distributor cap and the coil which are both 2 years old.. plug wires are sketchy. there restoration peices from Chevs of the 40s, but the outer jackets split when there flexed opposite of there set position. so work under the cap is hard on them. I'll have another set of them on order soon. there stranded copper conductor and it does run better with them rather than radio supression wires... what could I be missing?

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u said it was in storage how old is the fuel was it full or almost empty could have sucked up some dirt or had a bit of water in the tank
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u said it was in storage how old is the fuel was it full or almost empty could have sucked up some dirt or had a bit of water in the tank
I run it off of a small temp 2 litre bottle that has a hole cut in the cap with a hose stuck in it. Gas was drained from the lines before storage. fresh gas was added and it was pumping fine... now even gas down the carb wont make noise.. Fuel is a few days old out of a busy station
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I ordered a 6v pertonix ignitior and matching coil, along with a new set of factory plug wires.
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