Holding my breath
How are you coming along with the engine fire up ?
Hope it’s running and you are busy driving around the block
Got the fuel pump changed, tried to start, fuel going to filter bowl and is full. Put some gas in carb, several times, getba puff now and then, but iveral, not getting a spark to fire it off. Checkwd my plug connections, distri connectiins. Coik connectiin. I hv the petronix and am poisive those are correct. Attached picture of coil. Is tgerecany othr wire that goes here? I hv a yellow wire from firewall, the red petronix, and the little black wire from on top of tge coil at positive, a blk wire from petronix on the negative.
Were else shouod i look for?
so what is that green wire on the coil negative? is it the condenser?
Tachomter to monitor rpm at start up.
try a timing light. that will immediately tell you if it's firing near the right time. you need to time it anyhow once it starts
Can you time it before it gets going or is there enough spin for the light to pick up before it starts?
you can time it without it running, so long as the battery is cranking it relatively well. speed doesn't create the spark, grounding the voltage to the coil does, and that happens equally well at 10 rpm, better in fact.
So jist hook up like always and shoot lite at timing mark? With some ome turning the enhigine over?
you may not see the tdc line when you try it, if you are far off. try moving the distributor to see if it comes into view. if it doesn't, then try hooking the pickup to the wires adjacent to #1 so you can seee if the spark is early or late.
i don't know the 63 order off the top of my head, but on a 64-67 motor, those would be #'s 8 and 3, maybe it's the same.
if #8 is close to the line when you crank it, you'd move the rotor pointer back one, and if #3 is close, you'd move the pointer forward one. Of course, if the 63 f.o. isn't 1-8-7-2-6-5-4-3, then you would substitute whichever cylinders are second and last for the test but i think it is.
Will gv it a try tomoro. Battery on charger for tomoro