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Tiny
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  • 1965 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
I have a 1965 oldsmobile delta 88 with a 425 7.0L v-8. I am unable to get it started. It has a good crank, the points are brand new, condenser is new, and I am still unable to get it to fire. Any other things I should be looking at?
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Friday, June 24th, 2011 AT 9:11 PM

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Tiny
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http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start

What you need to do here is establish if its getting a snapping blue spark and if its getting the correct fuel pressure
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Friday, June 24th, 2011 AT 9:21 PM
Tiny
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The pressure is good, im not getting a spark at all. Do I need a certain type of tester for this?
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Friday, June 24th, 2011 AT 9:43 PM
Tiny
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You need DVOM-check for power on the positive terminal of the coil if none the primary circuit is open to the ignition switch, test the coil primary and secondary winding resistances, adjustment of the ignition contact points
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Friday, June 24th, 2011 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Still no luck with this car. About how far should the points be gapped in order for this rig to start?. Im out of options totally. Everything is good as far as pressure. Spark. And ohms. Help!
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 8:58 PM
Tiny
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Test the coil primary and secondary winding resistances and gapped the contact point about as thick as a match book cover-don't recall the specs

BTW are you getting power at the coil positive terminal if not the resistance wire that goes back to the ignition switch is open
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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Put a test lite on the neg. Terminal of the coil and to a good ground source -have helper crank engine over is it flashing?

Also the point gap is.028
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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There is power to the coil positive side. And I am getting a flash with my test tube. Im stuck. Lol
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 9:26 PM
Tiny
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If you have spark at the coil and there's none on the plug wires inspect the rotor and cap it has to go thru there
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 9:34 PM
Tiny
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The rotor cap is brand new. Im testing the wires. That's the only thing I can think that's left.
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
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Yup! Coil wire
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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If I have any more? 'S. Ill be back. Lol
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 9:55 PM
Tiny
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Np -I'll be waiting this is an interesting problem-Its lot easier to fix a conventional distributor then an electronic type

If you're getting spark to the plugs and still refuses to start -check the valve and ignition timing
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 AT 10:00 PM

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