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Category: Classic Car
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Experience:  I have 30 years experience repairing, restoring, and customizing cars, and pickup trucks.
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Wont start after new distributor, Turns over fine. Pretty

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wont start after new distributor
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: Turns over fine. Pretty sure I have te distributor in 180 off. Gets spark and gas. Just backfires every now and then.
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 73 mustang
JA: Are you fixing your Mustang yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes. The distributor broke the other night. So I replaced that. The coil points and condenser are also pretty new. My timing light lights up on the first cylinder. When I bumped the motor around to the tdc mark, the rotor was pointing a number 6.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Classic Car
Expert:  david craig replied 3 months ago.

Hi Im Dave, pull the dizzy back out, reset the engine to tdc on compression stroke reinstall the dizzy with the rotor ointing to #1...

Expert:  david craig replied 2 months ago.

checking in to see how its going.....

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