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Old 10-24-2012, 01:23 AM
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'64 econoline with no spark

A friend of mine owns a '64 econoline truck with a 170, that has been sitting under a shed since 1993. I decided it was time to get the truck running, so bought a carb kit and rebuilt the one-barrel. Everything on the carb feels smooth now, but now we're having problems with fire. I poured marvel mystery oil into the cylinders, and when I tried to crank it with starter fluid, the points in the distributor would only spark once. After a few more attempts, I started seeing sparks at the coil and the distributor points were arcing at the opposite end of the gap. Replaced the coil and points and now no spark at all. I have a new battery, plugs, points, and coil.

From what I can tell, there is 12 volts to coil and distributor. What am I missing? Distributor cap looks new. Also, I bought new wires from autozone, but they were so far from the originals (pretty much all wrong lengths) I couldn't use them, so what wires should I get?

Thanks for any input on the situation.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:36 AM
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Also, it would be a massive help if any one had a wiring diagram for this truck. I've been trying to chase wires but they all turn into that dull gray/black oil and soot color.

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Old 10-28-2012, 11:47 PM
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Sounds like it might be a bad condenser. You should have replaced that with the points, but sometimes they go bad.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:54 PM
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There are several Yahoo groups for old Econolines and the Vintage Vans website where you can find the wiring diagrams.
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