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I drove my 57 to work this morning and it ran fine. After going home
for lunch i started the car up a went down the driveway and started up the road then the car just died, like you cut the key off. All the lights and dash works but it seems like it is not getting fire. The motor is turning over but not fireing.
Where do i need to look first? Thanks
 

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First, make sure it is an electrical problem. What kind of distributor? If it has an external coil, pull the high voltage wire out of the center of the distributor and hold it near a metal surface while someone cranks it to see if it sparks. If it doesn't spark, check for power at the + coil terminal with the key on. Let us know what you find.
 

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the problem was the wires on the started. I tightened them up a problem was solved.
Thank for the help.
 

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The outside wire (green one) on R terminal of the starter solenoid supplys 12 volts to the coil when the car is cranking to start. When you release the start switch to the run position the coil gets it's voltage from the green wire at the ballast resister thru the resister to the tan wire to the start switch. Jim
 
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