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1955 ford with a 1972 windsor 351 4 barrel was running great

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1955 ford with a 1972 windsor 351 4 barrel was running great after sitting 3 weeks without running wont start battery went dead replaced battery but still will not start fuel line has fuel fuel filter good not plugged any suggestions i do have a basic msd distributor with no computer
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hi there,

Can you check for spark and fuel?

Fuel is easy, check accelerator pump is visible through airhorn of carb.

Pull coil lead off, set it a short gap from ground, and crank engine, do you have spark?

Gary

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
i dont have a helper right now to do that i did pump the throttle and gas was getting into the airhorns of the carb cant check spark without someone to turn key over while i check coil
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
i'll have to get back to you i guess its going to be electrical as fuel pump is mechanical but as I said I cant check the spark from the coil right now sorry
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
i will have to go for now and get back with you besides the coil spark what other things do i need to check?
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
my cell phone is dying so i cant talk on phone right now
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hi Michael,

Sounds like you have no spark.

When you can verify this, can you tell me what distributor you have?

Is it a ready to run MSD to suit a Windsor?

Gary

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
it is the basic ready to run msd with no computer boxes
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

I'll come back to you soon with some testing procedures.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

I'm back.

The RTR doesn't have a separate test like a 6AL etc has.

So unfortunately you need to prove it, with help from a friend to crank it.

Do you have a digital multimeter?

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Hi Michael,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I had to stop working on car had to leave town death in family will get back in y ouch in 4 or 5 days thank you. Haven't checked spark yet
Expert:  Gary replied 3 months ago.

Ok, sorry to hear of your family loss.

Take care.

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 1 month ago.

Hi Michael,

Hope you and your family are doing ok.

Do you need any further help?

Gary

Expert:  Gary replied 1 month ago.

Hi Michael,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards

Gary

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