Well I went out today and messed with it some more. I can't remember everything I did to it but the main things are I tinkered around with checkin wires and such until my mom came out to ask if I was gonna eat today haha and had her turn it over while I aimed the fuel line into a water bottle. So I can confirm that the fuel pump is still good and it's not being impeded by the filter too much. Those are both new so I suspected as much.
Then I continued to mess around. I got kind of tired of getting my butt kicked by the engine so I worked on the dash a little more and cleaned my windows. I wanted to check the spark but didn't think I could get my mom to help me with that one. So I waited until my old man got home.
He finally gets off work and we start workin on it.
Turns out he just bought an inline spark checker which probably would I actually could have gotten my mom take part in. So we get that hooked up and no spark. Track that down to a little wire on the coil and now we have power to the distributor. It starts up while we have the checker in line still and we ran it on that for a minute or two.
Take it out and hook the coil wire back up and nothing. So we are thinking maybe the whole thing was just a loose/bad fitting coil wire.
Spread it out cram it down in the distributor then slide the boot over it. Starts up. Runs. We are geniuses.
Go to drive it. (we did a lot of tests here so it gets a little fuzzy but I will skip straight to how it was when we put it up for the night. Drove it around with the spark checker set up in cylinder one the whole time so if we stalled we could pop the hood and know if we had spark or not.
We were initially able to drive all around the neighborhood if we kept it in like 2nd gear at 1500 and didn't move the gas pedal from there at all.
Then we tried to do some shifting and what not and it stalled.
Before we put it up we took it out again and we could drive it and when we were at a sustained speed lets say 3rd gear and just cruisin. Not accelerating or decelerating, it would be fine going, going, going, then start to buck and sputter and sometimes we could save it by mashing the clutch and trying to feather the gas and what not and other times it would just die.
We messed with the mixture screws at the base and the idle speed screw on the drivers side. We have vacuum on the hose for the vacuum advance if that makes a difference. Just throwin it out there cause I checked that while we had it going.
Please help. I really wanna be able to drive it. I can't stand seeing it sit in the garage all the time.
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