I'm working on a '52 8 N, side distributor. Owner quit using it a couple yrs ago, parked in a garage. I decided to take the "challenge" to get it running for him.
Fuel system was toast. I removed it all, cleaned/ rebuilt carb. New bowl, and cleaned the tank real well.
Got it all back together last Saturday, then no spark. Did some research and prodding tonight. Found I had a rusted up resistor under the dash going to distributor. I temp bypassed to see if I could get juice to coil. That worked, then worked my way out checking each connection, cleaned, re-gapped points, etc till I got good spark to plugs grounding to block.
Tried to start and plugs are dry, I can only get a seldom- random fire with starting fluid. I pulled the hose/tube from air cleaner and gas ran out of bottom of carb like it was really flooded. Cleaned all that and tried more starter fluid but nothing. I checked fuel flow, good to carb, even unscrewed plug on bottom of bowl, got decent flow out the bowl.
I pulled carb back off to re-clean but I'm losing patience. I know I need to replace resistor, but I other than a carb issue, can't figure out why it won't run. Seems like I got plenty of gas in carb, but not making it up to carb.
Sucks cause it's a 25 min drive out there.