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my brother in law is restoring his 1968 4 door impala fastback wit a 327 motor. we replaced the air filter did oil change and also put in a new starter. and just recently put a new gas tank in it. when we cranked it over the motor would spin but the motor would not back fire we sprayed starter fluid and it backfired. we think its due to no fuel getting to the lines. but as he was cranking it the car just stopped cranking and the no lights were on. seems like something blew maybe a fuse? solenoid? its a brand new battery.but we are not sure why its not even cranking anymore. the lights dont come on wit the ignition in anymore. please help thanks!!!!
when the key is on not even the horn works or the lights come on put the test light turns on when put on the battery
no we never replaced the distrubitor, its still in good condition before we removed the old tank the car would start and then die due to barely any gas in the tank. we put in about 4 gallons in the new tank at least to start it up.we will charge the battery to see if thats the case. other than that could a fuse of blown?and where could we most likely find that
 
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the reason for the backfire is usually caused by dist. being what we call 180 out did you remove the distributer? maybe you put it back in backwards. the most common place for lossing all power is a broken wire at the starter (should be like 3 wires going to the starter)
 
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OK first off, check to see if you have battery voltage by putting a charger or jumper cables on , if you still have no lights or power to anything.. look near the starter and see if you may have burnt off a wire or fried a fusible link. the problem most likely is between the battery and the starter. The positive battery lead goes to the starter and all other positive wires begin there. good luck
 
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clean and tighten the battery cables. if that doesn't do it then check the fusible link on the starter.
 
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clean and tighten the battery cables. if that doesn't do it then check the fusible link on the starter.
 
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sounds like you do have a fuel flow problem most carburated engines pump the gas :) everybody pretty much knows that. otherwise the first place i'd look is the fuel pump. crankwise, if you cranked for too long it does wear down the battery, check for a charge. or you may have torn up the starter. standard troubleshooting guys
 

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sound like you have the disturbuter in 180* out. place the number 1 piston top dead center the put the disurbuter in pointing at the number 1 piston. make sure its the fire stroke theres two strokes there a comperssion stroke and exhale. place your finger over the number 1 spark plug ( make sure you remove the plug) when the pressure blows your finger off that top dead center. just adjust the piston to be top dead center the balancer will help with that. place the disturbuter back in so its pointing at the the number one the place you plug back and fire. i would remove the disturbuter after getting top dead center so the oil pump would be almost right on.
 
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