So, if after replacing the distributor the engine will start and run then we have to assume the issue is contained in the distributor.
What happens a lot of times to these Ford engines is at some point someone replaces the oil pump drive shaft that connects to the bottom of the distributor, and they use one that is too long. This causes the distributor to wobble, and it actually breaks the rotor button or even the distributor itself.
So, I would suggest removing the distributor and making sure the oil pump drive shaft is not bent. Roll it on top and see if it wobbles. It should roll smoothly.
Basically, if this is the issue then we may have to replace the distributor again. However, we need to narrow in on the distributor and find out why this is causing no spark after a short time.
Let's start with making sure this is okay and go from there. Thanks
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Monday, May 16th, 2022 AT 2:10 PM