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I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news.
The bad news is, the 1947 Dodge with a 1953 Plymouth engine uses a distributor from a potential third automobile.(edit, it seems to have the distrib from the 1947 230 dodge engine, but that’s just based on the info i found at rockauto.com) So when I opened up the box containing new points, I was not very happy to see an exact mirror image of the one I needed.
But times a wasting, since the old points are out, lets file them down for 20 minutes and put them back in. What’s the worst that can happen.
Now for the good news.
I got out my camera, because I’m always an optimistic guy. I start recording and what do you know….
Spark, sputter, spittle, spattle. Oh my goodness! It’s got spark!
The old Dodge wants to start now. I get my gas, I get my starting fluid and I make quick work of this. Turning it over, adding fuel, hoping I’m not adding too much, but adding more anyways. Rinse Repeat
By the end of the day I drained the battery twice and got this
- 2 successful starts(which lasted exactly until the gas in the carb ran out)
- 1 successful backfire, which filled my garage with a glorious plume of blue smoke
- 1 Happy camper.
Tomorrow the siblings are coming out, and with a freshly juiced battery and a lot of luck, I might be able to tell more tales of progress and internal combustion.