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After a few weeks of trouble free starts my 56 olds rocker

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after a few weeks of trouble free starts my 56 olds rocker willl not start
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: brand new basttery is sparking
JA: What is the model of your '56 Oldsmobile?
Customer: 56 rocket 88
JA: Are you fixing your 88 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i used stater compound in the carbeurator then gas
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Oldsmobile
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Make sure you have good spark at the plugs and that the dwell is set right.

Check coil and condenser.

Check fuel pressure.

If all this is good, then you probably jumped time and you can confirm that with a compression test.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

You opened up another question, you have to stay on this one.

If we are done, please go ahead and rate me.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm just following up with you to see if you have any more questions.
Thanks, Ron

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