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Old 07-01-2013, 03:38 AM
NONclow NONclow is offline
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I had this issue with my '61:

Just put a "new" (to me anyway) 292 in it, cranked slowly also..... comp test: 90-125 not great, but good enough to start.... a friend was cranking it one time when I saw the throttle pedal twisting back and forth from pumping the pedal was arcing to the body! Turns out the (-) battery cable stopped at the firewall. I installed a 1ga battery cable from intake manifold to the stud at which battery cable terminates on firewall.

Fired right up like every component was new

Running on the other hand.......................
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