AMC JAVELIN CRANKS, HAS SPARK AND GAS IN THE CARBURETOR BUT STILL WONT START

  • Tiny
  • sparky1234
  • 1968 AMC Javelin
  • 72,000 miles

Javelin cranks over, has spark and I poured gas in the carburetor and it still wont start.

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

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  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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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
  • sparky1234
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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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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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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
  • Tiny
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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
  • Tiny
  • CJ MEDEVAC
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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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  • Jacobandnickolas
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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
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  • sparky1234
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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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  • sparky1234
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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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