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destingirl
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Dec 30, 2013, 3:29 PM

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Hi everyone
these are the things we have done
new wires, new plugs, new points, checked condenser, selenoid, coil, starter, alternator and we have not checked the compression yet.
and the fuel pump is pumping fuel
she cranks but won't start. my mechanic has given up after trying for about 2 months. I am ordering the original manual once i get her home to try and get her going myself. he doesn't think it is compression but i asked him to at least test it before i towed her home.Frown


destingirl
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Dec 30, 2013, 3:30 PM

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oh and installed a new exhaust manifold and carburetor.


Hammer Time
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Dec 30, 2013, 3:39 PM

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my mechanic has given up after trying for about 2 months.


What does he do in his real job................... paint houses?

This isn't rocket science. The needs to have fuel, spark and compression. He can't figure out which one is missing?



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destingirl
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Dec 30, 2013, 3:47 PM

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i know. he has alot of cars but said he has spent alot of time on this one and had other guys look at it too. i asked him to do the compression test. i think this is the only thing he hasn't done. im towing it away from him this week to my house. gonna get the original manual and try to figure it out.


kev2
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Dec 30, 2013, 5:23 PM

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stumped by a 1965, points and a carburator ? come on - whats the story?

you do NOT need a manual this is BASICS auto 101....... check spark - add some fuel ? vroom vroom


PS hammer is being to kind- a house painter.


(This post was edited by kev2 on Dec 30, 2013, 5:24 PM)


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Dec 30, 2013, 7:22 PM

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Compression check would be a good thing to start out with if you have spark and fuel, but no start. 2 months...wow





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destingirl
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Dec 30, 2013, 10:24 PM

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Compression check would be a good thing to start out with if you have spark and fuel, but no start. 2 months...wow

ya i know, but it has actually been there for 5 months. He just didn't touch it for 2 months. Then he put the carburetor and manifold on it.
It is very frustrating.Unsure
And I have no idea why he hasn't checked the compression already. I am not a mechanic and I have been doing research and found out this needs to be done. I think the old guy might be going senile. But I know he has had other guys look at it and they can't figure it out either. He is supp to be doing the compression check this week before I tow it to the house.

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10W40
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Dec 31, 2013, 6:35 AM

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