I have a 1948 Dodge Custom. When I got the car delivered from the previous owner, we tried to start it, but the 6v battery was dead, even though it had been fully charged 2 days before. The man then used a 12 v battery to try to start it, and it did start, but ran very rough, taking a lot of throttle to keep it going. He got it up my driveway, and couldn't understand how it had previously started so easily, and ran so smooth before this. Then I pointed out the the 12v battery was beginning to smoke. He pulled off the battery cable, and said that he forgot that this car was a 6v Positive ground. He reconnected the battery the right way, and it started easily, and ran smooth.
After that, we have been unable to start the car. I tested the coil, and it came up bad, so I got a new 6v coil. Still, no spark to the plugs, and none from the coil, either. What to do?
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011 AT 10:03 AM