I have a 1969 Mustang 351w 4 valve. I recently experienced stalling and shutting down at a stop sign. When car cooled it started and ran for another mile (thankfully to my driveway) then stalled and shut down again. I allowed it to cool and visually inspected everything with no faults found. I was able to start it one more time from cold and it ran only long enough to get in the garage. It has not started since.
There is spark from coil to dist, and on the plug wires. After troubleshooting a few things I discovered my old beat up carb was leaking from several places so I swapped it for a new one (will rebuild it later). There is fuel going to the new carb. Jets shoot gas when I manually operate the lever.
I replaced plugs because they were fowled from previously running too rich. The car previously idled higher than it seemed it should. I don't have a tach so I'm not sure where it was. I attempted to adjust the old carb to compensate but it had no effect.
After the no start issue began, I flooded the engine with several attempts to start after changing out some other electrical parts that were very old.
Car now has new plugs, new electronic Accel points eliminator in the distributed, new dist cap, new voltage regulator, new starter solenoid, new coil, new 4 barrel carb. Vacuum actuated secondaries.
After the distributor work I set top dead center. I tested the depth of cylinder #1 with a screwdriver to see if the piston was up in the compression stroke. About an inch deep so I assume it was. I tripple checked the firing order of the plug wires and set the dist so the new rotor faced where #1 had previously been to ensure timing would be good enough to start and replaced the cap.
Car won't start. Am I missing something electrical? Does fuel at the carb not always mean it's getting fuel? After spark, fuel, and generally confident about timing I am lost. Thanks for any help you can give!
have the same problem?
Monday, February 13th, 2017 AT 8:12 PM