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jax632
    
Has spark, using starting fluid, but no fire
1970 Ford Bronco 302, working on getting the engine running after maybe 7 years of sitting. No fuel tank or lines, using starting fluid only. Fresh plugs and coil, checked each cylinder for spark, checked firing order and the position on the distributor cap. It hasn’t even tried to fire, looking for what I could be missing.
posted: August 20, 2018
 
    
 
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superstockdodge
    
Did you change distributors? Some 289 and 302 distributors have a different timing on the pick up rotor in the dist. There is a roll pin that holds the pick rotor to the shaft and if you had this apart it may be the problem or it could be you are using a 289 dist with a different phased pick up rotor. I had same problem when I changed out a 289 for a 302 and no spark and such. Put in 302 dist and fired right up. Just a thought.
posted:  September 4, 2018
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donhowlett
    
An engine sitting 7 years is a problem.There are many things that you should check,for example,do you have compression in all cylinders,and also get fresh high grade fuel and put it into a small tank and gravity feed the carb.Do not use starter fluid as it dries the cylinder wall.If it doesn't even fire after max ten seconds then get someone with knowledge of small block fords to help you.You could have stuck valves and a multitude of other things,so without actually being there to help you,it's a difficult question to answer.Good luck,Don
posted:  September 12, 2018
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