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Old 04-24-2014, 02:29 PM   #26
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Re: truck doesn't start

I hooked up a jumper wire from the + of the coil to the battery and the truck jumped.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:55 PM   #27
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I got it running guys! So you guys were right, points were dirty. It had gummy oily gunk on it. I wiped it as much as I could with a paper towel and it started up! So whats the best way to clean it?

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I also found the small arm that connects the choke!
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:31 PM   #28
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is there a way to pull off the mechanical springs part? if I can pull that off then I can clean it better.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:15 PM   #29
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:31 PM   #30
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I think I didn't clean the points. What I cleaned was the motor shaft part that moves the point. However it looked like it wasn't even touching the point. Are those mechanical spring piece removable? If I can remove it I can see the points. As it stands now I can't see the points.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:36 PM   #31
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Did you do anything else before or during? You might be able to spray some contact cleaner in there. Something that leaves no residue and dries quickly. Try doing a google/youtube search for disassembly. It's been decades since I've had to service a distributor, so I'm not much help there. Does the truck run OK, GOOD? Did you hook that linkage back up? Did you rewire the 'de'-choke?

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:31 PM   #32
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alright, yeah that was the points. I cleaned it more. I also reattached the choke arm. it starts right up like a champ! thanks guys! I knew you could solve it.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:02 PM   #33
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good job, again Now you'll know what to look for next time (and there will be a next time with them, only it may be they'll need replaced, so keep studying).
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