New problem now - have a 1967 with a 289. Just installed new intake, carburetor, MSD Distributer (Model number 8479) and MSD control box (6AL).
I can crank on the car all day and it never makes a hint that it might be getting spark to the cylinders. I verified there is fuel flowing to the carb, floats are set, accell pump is working.
I hooked up my timing light both to the #1 plug wire and to the coil to distributor wire, and don't see any flashes when cranking on the car.
I believe I have it wired up correctly
- the Orange and Black leads from the 6AL are running to the + and - on the MSD Blaster 2 Coil (Orange is +)
- the green and violet wires are plugged into the connector on the distributor
-the red wire from the 6AL is wired directly into the back of my ignition switch so it is a switched-key-on 12 V source.
-the heavy red and heavy black wires from the 6AL is connected to the battery terminals.
I did the spark test MSD recommends (remove coil wire, place near ground, short green to violet wires, remove short) and it does spark.
This makes me think my distributor may be having issues sending a trigger signal to the control box....anyone experienced this before? sorry for the long post, thanks for reading. Got frustrated troubleshooting when my voltmeter decided to die out on me mid-check, so gave up for the night...