My neighbor has a 1965 Chevy V-8 that he has been having problems starting
.I believe he has checked everything .I tried to help him with ideas that we
agree on.I came into the picture 6-7 days after he started working on the
problem.Finally last night he got spark.Almost everything involved with the
distributor is new or tested to be in operative condition ,still will not
start.It has good fuel supply,the battery has tested to be good.All wiring
has been checked and has no frays or broken evidence.
My instinct from a little experience with GM engines tells me that it is
possible that the timing chain is worn and has skipped a notch or two,or
that the chain may not be "stretched" but the gear teeth have become worn
enough for them to be "rounded" and therefore causing it not to fire in its
required position.Although he has co-ordinated the #1 plug with the timing
mark on the harmonic balancer and the distributor electrode pointing to the
#1 plug wire.It has been a long time since I have been involved with this
kind of problem but it seems to me that the starter is not turning the
engine over as fast as I can remember and does not seem as strong a sound as
I know for a fact there are at least a dozen guys that contribute to the
group that are excellent mechanics and technicians.I have complete
confidence in their expertise and know they will either pinpoint the problem
or give a substantial clue how to proceed to solve this problem.
I apologize for the lengthy e-mail,but you needed all the possible
information. I thank you in advance.