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Old 09-02-2007, 01:40 PM
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ok now what

ok i got the purple wire to the starter connected then connecteg the pink/ yellow wire connected to a hei distrib. the engine cranks but not starting after a few sec it poofs out a fart from the carb so i ask all of you is the timing off is the distrib cap & rotor bad i know that with this system hei where ever the rotor blade is facing you can change your firing order as long as you know and nobody else works on it i have replaced the coil and modulator ... i also noticed a second yellow wire coming off the pink wire any need for that

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Old 09-02-2007, 01:51 PM
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Wasn't this the motor that would start OK, then shut off when you let go of the key?

If so, did you mess with the plug wires since then? or pull the distributor out since then?

Firing back through the carb is "usually" a timing issue or firing order messed up.

Start from scratch. Pull #1 plug and rotate the engine till you feel a lot of air pressure with your finger in the plug hole. Then stop rotating so you don't go past the point of compression. Then look for your timing mark and slightly turn the motor so it lines up a zero. Now look at the rotor pointer; it should be pointing approximately at #1 wire. If that's OK, then go though the firing order to make sure that you did not switch two or more wires incorrectly.
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the #1 wire is next to the bat on the top of the hei the followed by 8 etc... but i wonder if the cap after setting a few months has cracked or has moisture in it somewhere i have no way to check it the cap & rotor are about 3 yrs old i also was informed to spray wire and cap drier in the cap if there was any moisture i bought that product when i opened the cover to the coil and saw rust sitting there i didn't pull the distrib out if thats what u mean i found the wires to the distrib re wired them so its crankin but not catchin i will also check the fuel pressure
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Old 09-03-2007, 03:10 PM
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Doc here,

Quick and DIRTY test.......

run a wire over from the battery positive...

Directly to the HEI "BATT" wire/terminal..............

Crank car......

If the car starts, and stays running........

you have mis~Wired the Ignition primary/secondary circuits...

Easy as pie..

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