Author Topic: No start/hard start, engine cold or hot:  (Read 442 times)

Offline Kenth

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Re: No start/hard start, engine cold or hot:
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2021, 12:24:00 AM »
Anyways, then, what's the best way to check the ignition?

With engine running, check the voltage at BAT post on HEI.
Should be the same as over + and - on battery.

Offline fussfeld

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Re: No start/hard start, engine cold or hot:
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2021, 08:25:04 PM »
Sounds about normal. factory HEI setup or originally points?

HEI

Offline fussfeld

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Re: No start/hard start, engine cold or hot:
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2021, 03:52:22 PM »
UPDATE:

i basically got it (somehow) back to normal:  It starts within 1-2 crankshaft revolutions.

All i did different was to take the idle tubes out, blow them out with compressed air and ran a wire thru them.  Also, blew the area below the idle tubes (idle wells?) out.

i'm not 100% convinced this solved the problem because i did not see dirt or debris come out.

Nevertheless, the cold no start/hard start seems to be solved?


i was previously afraid to take the tubes out because i had never done it before.   But i followed the directions in the book and they came out rather easy.