I AM WORKING ON MY FRIENDS MERCURY MARQUIS 70 I ...
1970 Mercury Marquis
November, 16, 2012 AT 5:41 AM
I am working on my friends mercury marquis (70), I just rebuilt the engine and carburetor, not to mention replaced numerous parts, well I got it to run perfect and great! But, we took it to his friends house and when we were about to leave the battery was dead, so his friend decided to attach a shorted out battery to it ( not to mention the size was way to small) and he hooked up the wires to the wrong terminals, let's just say there was allot of smoke, we took the battery off as fast as possible, but it had fried a wire completely and blown the fuse attached, I rewired it, and hooked the new wires up to the solenoid, but still when I attempt to turn it over the car clicks, it will only start with a boost, and even when it does that it takes forever, it seems like the car isn't getting enough spark, it gets plenty of gas but not much spark, I checked the points and they are set perfectly, I am not sure if it is a problem with the solenoid or wiring (the wires that fried went the the alternator)
Thanks for the help! Well. I feel kind of umm. Not very smart I should say, I almost completely rewired the system. The only thing I forgot to check. Ohh yes, the voltage regulator -_- I was completely oblivious to the signs, (wasn't getting enough power to the solenoid, light's flickered drastically when trying to start it without a boost, battery is completely fine, alternator is producing 13.5 amps, and power is getting to the starter) well I do thank you for all of you're help, next time I need help figuring out a problem i'm coming to you! : )