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49 GMC Pickup will not start


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jminor
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Apr 10, 2012, 9:38 AM

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1949 GMC 1/2 ton pickup. Drove truck to storage for the winter, went to start this Spring and it will not fire. Purchased a new battery also, turns over good.

Checked: points - look good
Spark plugs look good, checked two, both were dry...?
Added gas directly into carb.

49 GMC - 18,000 miles - farm truck...engine re-built in 1984

Questions - condensor?, coil?, distributor?

Not mechanically skilled.

Jim


Tom Greenleaf
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Apr 11, 2012, 5:12 AM

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Hammer Time here has the post on hand. Never mind what LOOKS good it has to test good. If it ran than I will conclude it's missing spark as no response from being primed.

Don't just go tossing things - find out what is missing and chase that. Points can look good and not be for one or condenser owes you nothing either. Think simple at first,

Tom



Hammer Time
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Apr 11, 2012, 5:44 AM

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My test sequence is for a fuel injected, late model. Whole different ball game in the 40's.



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