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Dual Point Question

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Post by firoutfarm » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:33 pm

Put new condensers, spark plugs and points in my '61F and now it won't start. I did everything exactly the way that the manual said . I'm going to triple check the timing tomorrow. Any ideas? Also, do you adjust the hydraulic lifters the same as a shovelhead? I have a gauge to set them 1/8" from the bottom. Thanks guys, Lloyd



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Re: Dual Point Question

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Post by 108 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:18 pm

I assume it ran before the new parts? Check that you dont have a wire out of place or touching ground someplace and you might try setting and test starting on one set of points at a time. I dont think the timing would be an issue unless you put the timer in a tooth off after replacing the condensers. (I've never worked on an original dual-point but you werent getting any other response)

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Re: Dual Point Question

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Post by john HD » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:51 pm

is one of your new condensers bad?

rare but can happen. throw the old ones in and see if it runs!

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Re: Dual Point Question

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Post by firoutfarm » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:23 am

Thanks guys, I don't know what the problem was but I checked everything again and it was right, tried to start it again and it fired right up...............who knows???? Lloyd

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