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ok so push rods are good now. didnt solve the problem. i think its the spark plug wires only thing left. So swapped them out. thats all good but randomly the positive terminal on the ignition coil has almost no voltage when cranking . it has 12volts when in the run position. i have been doing a little research and just dont want to start hacking into wiring. exaggerating of course.

any ideas on why i have no voltage on terminal at crank?

The car did run after pushrods btw.
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i had a warranty on my accel ignition coil so i replaced it just to save a trip to the store when i got the new wires. same problem before and after.
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When you crank the engine you bypass the coil resistor and have straight 12 volts from the solenoid on the small brown wire. Running you should have 6-9 volts. That's assuming you still have conventional points and didn't convert to electronic ignition.

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You have a dead cell on your battery causing a bad voltage drop under load. Swap with a known good battery.
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gonna give that a try this morning. thanks guys.
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ok so i wasnt paying enough attention before. got the car running again. part of my issue is i wired the coolant temp sensor and the positive terminal on the ignition coil backwards. red and white wire and red and green. so thats fixed.

Now my engine coolant temp gauge doesnt work. did i fry the gauge or the sensor?

Also the car doesnt have a miss when i drive it only if the vacuum advance is completely disconnected and plugged. WTH!!
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Ground the sender wire to the engine and turn the key on. If the temp gauge doesn't move then either the wiring, the CVR or the gauge is bad. If you have a test light put it on the wire. You should have a pulsing light. If so the wiring and CVR are good and it's probably the temp gauge that's bad. If the temp gauge goes all the way to H then the sender is bad.

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Also the car doesnt have a miss when i drive it only if the vacuum advance is completely disconnected and plugged. WTH!!
Possibility of a hole in the diaphragm? i(nside the vacuum can) - put a hose on it and suck to see if air comes through.
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The distrobutor is brand new. the old one was doing the same thing. i have been reading about adjusting the vacuum advance by using an allen wrench and turning it. i just know the engine shakes really bad with the way the vacuum is currently set up.
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nvm my distro isnt adjustable that way.
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