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Old 01-07-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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68 mustang ignition?

Hi I've been struggling with no start. I put in a 351w in my 68, it has points distributor witch is a new rebuild. So far I've replaced the starter solinoid, coil, cap and rotor, and wires. I hooked up a full 12v wire from the solinoid to the coil for and the lead is getting 12v, the car turns over but won't start, I tested the end of the #1 wire while turning and it fluctuates from 4v-11v rapidly is this normal? If any one has any suggestions please let me know thanks alot.
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Have you swapped out the points? Have verified the spacing on the points to ensure the gap is correct?
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No I didn't check to verify, the auto parts store told me they were gapped correctly but I will check them. Thanks for the advice.
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No I didn't check to verify, the auto parts store told me they were gapped correctly but I will check them. Thanks for the advice.
My experience when dealing with a points ignition system is that they are most likely gonna be the cause of your problems. I highly recommend that you convert it to full electronic when you can. Save yourself the headache. Till then, always keep an extra set of points in the glove compartment and a gauge to set them. You never know when they will stop working.
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Plugs may have been gapped correctly but you have to gap the points. Points were in cars long before electronic and properly gapped will last many miles. Check the gap if you just put them in and didn't.

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Did you put the dristributor in? If so maybe timing is off??
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Plugs may have been gapped correctly but you have to gap the points. Points were in cars long before electronic and properly gapped will last many miles. Check the gap if you just put them in and didn't.

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Did you put the dristributor in? If so maybe timing is off??
+1 timing could be off.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #7
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Yes timing most likely got thrown off when you swapped dizzy and If you didnt mark where #1 was or where your vaccum advance was pointed. If so you need to find tdc and put dizzy in as if #1 was firing.
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