Do you have spark? A timing light while you're cranking will tell you
for sure. I had this happen suddenly and it was the spade on the side
of the distributor that the thin wire connects to. I had to take that
apart, sand all the metal pieces clean, then reassemble, then it was
good as new.
Pete Peters wrote:
>We dropped off the Ranger at the dealer last night and it's still nice, so I
>thought it would be fun to take the roadster to work today. It has started
>all four times before, but not today. I'm wondering if there's a drill for
>It started to fire a couple times, but I could not get it to keep going. I'm
>smelling some gas (not much), so wonder if I'm flooding it. I try for a few
>minutes, then hook up the battery charger and wait 15-minutes before trying
>again. I'm into my fourth cycle now.
>I've tried different choke settings. It's a cool 60-ish this morning.
>Btw, in the middle of moving, so the only tool I have here is a screwdriver.
>1966 1600 (SPL311-00799)