I have an 1985 Chevy Elcamino with an 87 chevy elcamino small block 305 in it. I replaced the intake manifold and also the carburetor. The engine ran before in the 87 but it was totaled so now it is in a 85 but now I can't get the engine to fire. It turns over but I have no spark from the distributor to the motor. I have replaced the distributor, cap, rotor, coil, module. Everything is new, it still didn’t work. I made sure the ground to the coil is in place and that the dist. Even went as far to ground the dist. manually. I bought a whole distributor (accel) new battery, new plugs and wires, and the battery wire to the distributor reads 12+ volts. But a test light(which I made sure works) from the cap also says the cap isn’t spitting out power. The rotor is pointing at #1 and engine is at TDC. I tried to cut out the whole system to test it, cutting out the wiring but jumping it straight from the battery…nothing. What else could be keeping it from firing and how do I fix it?
It is assembled, ready to run…..just will not spark.
Serious Answers only please!
Turns out the Parts store gave me a distributor for a chevy van and when I took it back, they gave me a better brand of the same one. The module had 3 prongs which let to another pigtail. This was not for my application and the power was going out and couldn't complete a circuit. I made sure it was the right one, they said yes, so calling the manufacturer, they gave me the right part number. Turned the Key.....automatically started....after the engine sitting for 3 years...gotta love a chevy!. It cut off, has to be timed and adjusted. Problem SOLVED!!!
Thank you all for your help!