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Old 02-02-2008, 05:01 PM
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my 327 wont start

i have no spark from my coil that i believe wont let my 327 start . i have fuel to carb and i believe my timing is right on. my number 1 tdc is at 5:30 can any help

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If you have no fire from your coil ,you need to replace it. Or do you mean you have no fire to your plugs? Give us a little more information...what distributer are you using? Points or electronic ? Have you done anything to disturb or change your timing? Did this happen all at once? or is this a new engine or what? Give us some details.
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my 327 dist. is electronic, the engine cranks but wont fire. the engine was rebuilt before i got it. the timing was off when i checked it . but i believe its right on now. for whatever reason the person i got the engine from maybe took the original dist. and just put the one that came with the engine back in with no regard for the timing. but when i checked the timing , with the timing mark on the harm. balan. at 0 and number 1 piston at tdc the rotor under the dist. cap was at 7 oclock pos. its now at 5 oclock . i have not checked spark plugs for fire , but i have taken the coil wire off the dist. and no spark. thanks for your response . all ideas and advice are welcomed. p.s. the 56 chevy truck that i put this 327 in , had a small block 400 in it , and was running poor with smoke coming out the pipes, but it ran. thanks again.
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With the number 1 piston at tdc...on the compression stroke ( meaning both valves for number 1 closed) You say your rotor is at the 5:30 position...well is it pointing to the distributer tower that has the number 1 plug wire in it? Thats the main thing ...see that thats right then check the rest of your fireing order. OK now when you try to start it...if it does not start or act like its fireing...pull one of the plug wires off of a plug and hold the end of it close to the plug and see if you can see it fire while turning the motor over. Best to use insulated pliers for this. If you still do not get any fire then its got to be either a bad coil or a bad module.
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Make sure you have a hot wire going to the HEI.
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Make sure you have a hot wire going to the HEI.
And not to the tach output.....they wont start this way.

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What kind of electronic distributor is it. You will need to check a few things.

1 with the key on check the positive side of the coil for 12V. If you don't have that you need to find out why.

2 If the voltage is there, then you need to check to see if it is there while cranking. If not you need to find out why, probably a mis wired ignition switch.

3 If that is ok then on the negative side of the coil, while cranking, attach a test light to a good ground and the other end to the neg coil terminal, it should flash. If it does you coil and dist are functioning ok.


4 If the light just stays on steady then your module is not connected, or not
functioning
5 if it doesn't light either your Module is or the coil is junk. If this is the case disconnect the wire from the negative terminal and see if it lights,

5 if it does your Module or the wiring leading to it could be shorted if it still doesn't light the coil is open.
6 If you have an OHM meter you can check the coil across the 2 small terminals, there should be less than 1 OHM resistance. If there is high resistance or it reads wide open, the coil is probably no good.

7 If all this checks out then you are capable of making spark. You will need to look at the coil wire and all other secondary parts. Don't over look anything. I have fixed cars that someone spent hours troubleshooting to find out there was no rotor. I have also seen the wire that runs from the distributor to the coil shorted to the dist case

More info on the distributor type would help
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