No power to ignition

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  1. heepofajeep

    heepofajeep Full Member

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    Hi!

    I have a 1970 Chevy pickup w/350 & HEI distributor.

    After adding a carb w/ electric choke, the truck has no voltage... lights, ignition, etc = nothing. The choke was wired to the +12V ignition (same wire going to BAT terminal on Dist)

    I thought it might be the connection @ starter, so I pulled starter to review wires on solenoid... everything looked OK. Checked ignition again, out of curiousity, and I had lights, and full ignition +12v.

    Put starter back in... nothing.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. leolkfrm

    leolkfrm Full Member

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    did you check the fuseable link?
     
  3. heepofajeep

    heepofajeep Full Member

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    It was a loose connection on a post in the engine bay about 6" from the main battery terminal (bridging Main 12V Hot to fuse panel/ignition)
     
  4. gmctrucks

    gmctrucks Full Member

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    Thanks for letting us know what the problem was. That's what us old members like all members to do so we can learn.
    GMC
     
  5. heepofajeep

    heepofajeep Full Member

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    No problem!

    I hate doing a search & finding someone else who had your EXACT same problem... only to see the thread go unanswered :eek:
     
  6. crabtruck

    crabtruck Senior Member

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    Good job finding that, and thanks for posting back the details.

    I give this thread 9 out of 10.
    A picture would have been +1. :)
    (There's still time ;))
     

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