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Firing order correct, got gas, got spark, timing should be good, why won't it run?

 
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:38 PM
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The distributor from the 460 should drop right into the 351w. I have a 429 and have exchanged the distributors back and forth between the 351w and 429. As far as I know the 460 and 429 use the same distributor.
 
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The 351C/M/400/429/460 all use the same distributor and are interchangable. I believe the 351W uses the same housing, but has the smaller Windsor gear. If swapping the gears, be sure to check the depth of the gear and that it is meshing correctly with the camshaft.

Edit; You may want to double check that the oil pump drive shaft is the same size. I seem to recall the Cleveland/BB has a larger diameter shaft than the Windsor, so the two distributors wouldn't interchange, even with a gear swap.
 

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Just thought I would put my two cents in, did you try bring the number one piston up top and take the cap off the distributor to make sure it is in the correct position? I've had them jump time time like that when the timing belt was worn out.
 
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Old 11-22-2010, 01:09 AM
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Are you certain that the rotor in the distributor is making good contact both at the center point and on the outer contacts?

Question????? Do you still have points in this distributor with the Durapsark system? I thought not! I'm wondering why there is a resistor wire in the set up if not.

Also, Im wondering why the redundant ground/black wire between the module and distributor? That shouldn't be necessary either.
 
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Originally Posted by Julies Cool F1 View Post
Are you certain that the rotor in the distributor is making good contact both at the center point and on the outer contacts?

Question????? Do you still have points in this distributor with the Durapsark system? I thought not! I'm wondering why there is a resistor wire in the set up if not.

Also, Im wondering why the redundant ground/black wire between the module and distributor? That shouldn't be necessary either.
I just got in from tinkering with it a bit. It's running! I still need to tweak the timing a bit and get the exhaust finished, but it ran and stayed running till I shut it off. The resistor is in the picture only, I'm not using one. I forgot to mention that.

Here's the deal with the no start. I read some time ago that a points style cap and rotor would fit on the non-points style distributor, so I tried it out. When it initially wouldn't start, but was at least trying to, I swapped just the cap back to the HEI style, forgetting that I had swapped the rotor out as well. I was out in the garage, cleaning a bit for the winter and found the box with the HEI rotor still in it. I immediately realized what I had done, and made the switch. Chalk it up to another incident of too much on my mind when I'm working on something, I guess. Thanks for the help guys.
 
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Are you certain that the rotor in the distributor is making good contact both at the center point and on the outer contacts?
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Here's the deal with the no start. I read some time ago that a points style cap and rotor would fit on the non-points style distributor, so I tried it out. When it initially wouldn't start, but was at least trying to, I swapped just the cap back to the HEI style, forgetting that I had swapped the rotor out as well. I was out in the garage, cleaning a bit for the winter and found the box with the HEI rotor still in it. I immediately realized what I had done, and made the switch. Chalk it up to another incident of too much on my mind when I'm working on something, I guess. Thanks for the help guys.
AHAH!

It may take us awhile, but eventually we will usually figure out what's happening. We might rebuild your truck in the process, but at least it will run! LOL!

I wonder what the coil sparking thing was all about?
 
 
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