Okay so heres the story
just got a 1980 firebird 301 4 barrel carb 4.9 (not turbo) auto trans. Original 82000 miles rust free running driving car. No problem at all. A week ago I added an alarm with an old 1960s siren to the car at a auto shop. Drove the car back to the garage, parked it, done. 3 days later I go to start it and it doesn't wanna start. Changed the module on the distributor, just cranks. "Fuel starter" in the carb, no hesitation at all, so its not a fuel problem. Changed the spark plugs and wires, nothing. Checked to see if there's spark to the spark plug 'YES" there is. Went to the auto shop to get info on what they did quote "we got the power straight from the battery" confirmed (checked it myself). Recent high performance oil change and its clean. The car just turns over from cranking just find but theirs not one bit of hesitation or signal/warning that its trying to start.
The firebird still has the original capacitor, terminal block, rotor, main shaft, cap, coil and pole piece on the distributor.
What can it be?
I don't believe its timing since I never adjusted/played with the distributor or balancer.
I still think it might be something in the distributor thats causing it to go off its timing but what?
Ill play with it a bit more but might need to buy a new distributor on ebay or so.
The car was running really good up until I parked it.
please help, Any info would be soooo grateful
have the same problem?
Saturday, May 31st, 2014 AT 7:22 PM