Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Fla.'s Spacecoast
HEI distributor.... NO FIRE
My '72 Jimmy 2wd.. (350/350trans.) wouldn't run. I took a plug wire off a plug, stuck an old plug on the wire, grounded the plug body and turned the engine .. NO FIRE. I ran a jumper from the pos. battery post to the BAT connection on the HEI... NO FIRE. I had a brand new ProComp HEI I'd bought off Craigslist cheap awhile back, so I put it in...NO FIRE. I hooked the old cruddy HEI I'd removed to the battery, used 2 old plugs and wires, grounded the HEI's body and spun the gear with my fingers... SNAP! SNAP!, I could see and hear it firing 'em GOOD. Took the new ProComp back out, hooked it up the same way to test it and it fires the test plugs even better. I put it back in, hooked it up ...NO FIRE. The rotor turns when it's in the engine, and the distributor body is grounded according to my 12v tester. WHY WON'T THIS THING FIRE IN THE VEHICLE!!? I'm about out of ideas. Don't have a Chevelle right now but the amount of Chevy knowledge on this site has ALWAYS been GREAT. Somebody bail me out.. PLEASE!!
Dad always said, "Son, WISH in one hand and....."
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