AMC Javelin cranks, has spark and gas in the carburetor but still wont start

Tiny
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  • 1968 AMC JAVELIN
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Javelin cranks over, has spark and I poured gas in the carburetor and it still wont start.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:21 AM

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Tiny
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WHERE DID YOU LOOK FOR SPARK?

IS THIS POINTS?

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:23 AM
Tiny
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We looked for spark by putting a screw driver in the spark plug wire. Yes it is points

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:27 AM
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Are you getting a good hot blue snapping spark? If you have fuel and spark, it has to run unless the compression is too low, timing problems, or a weak spark.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:30 AM
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Thanks

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:34 AM
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ENGINE OFF

MANUALLY TURN CRANK TILL POINTS ARE CLOSED

WITH SOMETHING INSULATED (PEN, STICK, ETC) OPEN POINTS OVER AND OVER

DO THEY SPIT AND POP NICE SPARKS?

ANYTHING RECENT HISTORY OR DONE THAT MIGHT HELP ME?

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:34 AM
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TURN THE KEY TO "ON" WHEN YOU OPEN THE POINTS!

SORRY

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:35 AM
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WHEN CRANKING

DOES IT SPIT AND SPUTTER LIKE IT WANTS TO BUST OFF?

OR IS IT JUST DRY OVER AND OVERS?

IF YOU PUT MUCH MORE FUEL IN IT THAN, LETS SAY 3 PLASTIC SODA BOTTLE TOP-FULS IT MAY BE FLOODED

HAVE YOU BEEN CHOKING IT?

HAS IT BEEN RUNNING?

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:46 AM
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Which engine do you have in this car, and do you have any interest in the sale of it?

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 5:00 AM
Tiny
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It doesn't even make a pop like it wants to start but the battery was half way dead and it has been sitting for allot of years. It is a six syl.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:26 PM
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I think it is because the battery is dead

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 4:42 PM
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How long has it been sitting? Also, did you replace the fuel, clean the carb, check plugs, wires? And yes, a weak battery can have an affect on it.

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 6:37 PM
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SO IT'S EITHER A 232 OR A 258

BASICALLY THE SAME ENGINE EITHER WAY

MY '77 JEEP HAS A 258 W/ ELECTRONIC IGN---I HAVE REPLACED THE INTAKE AND INSTALLED A 4 BBL HOLLEY

MY OTHER JEEP HAS A FLATHEAD FOUR, IT'S A 1946 WILLYS

RECENTLY I REPLACED THE POINT SYSTEM WITH AN ADD-ON ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND COIL (ONLY THE DISTRIBUTOR PARTS AND COIL, NO OTHER BOXES OR WIRING)----VERY SIMPLE AND INEXPENSIVE, FITS RIGHT INTO THE EXISTING DISTRIBUTOR. CAN BE REVERTED BACK IN MINUTES, IF NEED-BE

I LIKE IT A LOT--LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, I'LL SEND MORE INFO--I FEEL SURE THE COMPANY MAKES THE SYSTEM TO FIT YOURS

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Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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To the medic. Well I found out it is a 1968 javelin SST and yesterday I found the problem, it is because the carburetors throttle was rusted shut. It runs and I hooked up a temporary fuel tank that is a 1 gallon tang and its gravity flowed from the roof. We are hot wiring it from under the hood because of no key. Nice jeep but I'm not interested because I just turned 13.

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 2:16 AM
Tiny
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To the medic. I have a friend that is interested in the 46 willies and wants to know more info and the price.

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 2:23 AM
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CAN'T GET RID OF WILLY. HE'S MY BABY. THERE ARE MANY MORE OF 'EM

IN CASE YOU WANNA GET RID OF THE POINTS, HERE'S THE LINK TO THE MFGer's CATOLOG---YOU CAN FIND WHAT YOU NEED HERE, THEN YOU'LL HAVE TO TAKE THE PART # TO ONE OF THEIR DEALERS TO PURCHASE
I'M JUST GUESSING YOU HAVE A 2 BARREL BBD

THAT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT'S THE SAME CARB--BOTH HAVE WARRANTY'S---I WOULD NOT BE SCARED OF THE CHEAPER ONE

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR CORE UNTIL ALL IS RUNNING WELL, THERE MAY BE A BRACKET, ETC THAT YOU NEED TO TRANSFER TO THE REPLACEMENT. NOTHING LIKE YOUR CORE BEING GONE FOREVER AND YOU NEED SOMETHING OFF OF IT.

ARE YOU GETTING THIS PUPPY FIXED UP FOR WHEN YOU ARE LEGAL ROAD READY?

WHEN WE MESS AROUND WITH A "DRAG IN" JEEP, WE DO THE GAS CAN THING TOO---WE CALL IT THE "I.V."!

KEEP US POSTED ON PROGRESS

MAYBE WE CAN HELP SOME

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 4:17 AM
Tiny
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I probably will get it when I'm 16. Thanks for the sites. Ill keep you posted on the progress. Thanks!

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 5:25 AM
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WE'RE WAITIN' ON YOU

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Thursday, December 29th, 2011 AT 5:52 AM

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