|05-09-2013 06:29 PM|
One thing for the OP... the borg warner device is the ignition module.The pickup coil is the piece that has the green and white (yellowed with age) wires on it that hook to the end on the right. I mention this because the 2 wires are supposed to be in a connector so they dont get plugged in wrong. Looks like the white wire is on the correct terminal, but If they get plugged in backwards, the car wont run. Just an FYI
|05-09-2013 06:04 PM|
|vinniekq2||a couple eagle eyes there. good observations|
|05-09-2013 05:39 PM|
In picture #1 I see the center connector is not sticking down through the distributor cap as it should, causing an issue captured in picture 5....Massive carbon tracking and shorting across the rotor.
Replace the rotor with a new one and take the coil out of the cap, get the center conductor issue corrected, be sure the carbon button goes back in FIRST, then the insulator, then some dielectric grease then the coil. Be sure to use the little grounding fork on the coil frame unless it has the wire with the eyelet for the coil. I would also replace the cap in the process as well.
|05-09-2013 05:34 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
The center pin in the cap doesn't look right. It appears to be recessed in the cap. It should protrude out of the cap about 3/16ths to ride on the spring of the rotor. If the spark has to jump that gap, it will affect the timing and strength of the spark at the plugs. If the cam is stock in that engine, about 4-8 degrees advanced is all they required '74 to run smoooth.
Maybe it's just an illusion from the angle of the pic, but check that. I see the pickup coil has already been replaced with a Borg Warner. That should be good.
|05-09-2013 08:31 AM|
Some recent pics
distrubutor cap and rotor before cleaning off contacts, Holly 750 carb, a look under the valve covers and such.
So the engine runs now, but it still needs a lot of work to get it cleaned up and tuned. That will come later the rest of the car needs alot of attention first.
I'll create a album for the car soon if anyone wants to check it out.
|05-07-2013 10:20 PM|
|vinniekq2||re post #19,,,|
|05-07-2013 10:11 PM|
|05-07-2013 10:06 PM|
|vinniekq2||post a new picture,lets see your workmanship?|
|05-07-2013 10:02 PM|
Ya everything else is good as I have said in previous posts.
|05-07-2013 05:05 PM|
IDK about the 74, but these old Pontiacs had nylon teeth molded over the steel on the crankshaft timing gear. The teeth would strip off or jump a tooth. Often it would happen when you try to start the engine. It would be a good idea to check that your camshaft timing is correct.
It's premature to worry what's wrong with the engine when it has such old wiring, distributor cap, dirty (and wrong) carb and so forth. Restore these to good condition first.
|05-07-2013 01:37 PM|
|05-07-2013 08:28 AM|
|vinniekq2||let us know if it runs well|
|05-07-2013 08:14 AM|
|05-07-2013 08:06 AM|
as already mentioned,check for spark,check for fuel,check compression.
make sure the fuel is good quality.
clean up everything so you can work on the car.check all the top screws on the carb(for now)
When this is all done let us know what happened
|05-07-2013 07:55 AM|
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