Re: v-8 swap now no start
Ok, this is new info I have found out. As a note, the distributor cap is off, so I can vewrify that the rotor is spinning. The battery is fully charged and I have gone over the grounds and cleaned them up. Now, I went to the auto store and the guy talked me out opf buying an ignition moduel. He said bad grounds, don't waste your money. This is what I did with my results.
I still had no spark what so ever.
I grabbed a spare AMC 304 distrib. that was hanging around.
I connected it into the harness and with the igniton switch in the run position, nothing happened UNTIL I moved the shaft and grounded the distrib.
Now with the pick-up lined up with the rotor, I get a spark at the plug. This only happens when I break ground and reground.
So if I spin the distrib. while grounded, nothing happens. But if I spin it while switching my ground wire on and off, it sparks.
SO, I guess the pick-up in the distrib. that is IN the motor is bad. I can replace that. But does this verify a bad ignition modual or something else. I was happy to see a spark, but now I don't know.
I plan on buying a new pick-up (or taking the one out of the spare distrib.) and buying a new igniton modual. Do you think this will solve the problem? Thanks, John.