I bought a 1968 Buick Special with 84k miles, a true "grandma's car" in very good shape. It is a basic 350-2 V8 automatic with no options at all except an AM radio and rear defroster fan. Although it ran well, I gave the car a comprehensive tune up changing spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor. I updated the distributor with a breakerless ignition module from Pertronics and their recommended coil. The car ran perfectly for 6 months. About a month ago I went to the garage to start it and the engine would crank but no start. I checked to insure I was getting fuel to the carb and that was ok. I determined I was not getting spark to the distributor but I was getting 12 volts on the positive side of the coil. At a mechanic's advice I put the points/condenser back in the car with another new coil with the same results, the car will crank but not start. I examined the wiring harness and found some unusual splices so I replaced that, from the firewall to the engine. Now I only get 6 volts at the coil and the car still will not start. The alternator is new as well. I'm not sure what my next step should be, the ignition switch, voltage regulator, etc? Can you help?
have the same problem?
Friday, November 20th, 2015 AT 7:34 AM