Re: 1948 Limo Super 8

Posted by HH56 On 2022/2/14 10:07:35
Ignition related issues I had on my 47 356 which had a rebuild and a long sit before an initial start, was that after a lot of cranking without starting the plugs -- even though new -- had become moist and fouled from all the unburned gasoline and possibly the fresh oil layer in the cylinders. After doing a good cleaning and drying they began to work and the engine finally started.

Another issue worth checking might be that the points have oxidized and are conducting poorly because they could have been closed and sitting there heating as they passed current. If the ign switch was left on during long starting attempts as other things were checked that is a distinct possibility. A quick pass with a point burnisher would not hurt anything and might even help.

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