Dont take this personally, but reading this thread, I get the feeling you are in way over your head. You need to solve one problem at a time.
First, you need to get the starter to spin the engine. You are saying that the starter spins, but doesn't turn the engine, is this right?
When the starter spins, does the ltlle gear on the end of the starter shoot out and mesh with the flywheel gear?...It should
If not, your starter is faulty....it needs fixed...That should be your first priority....forget the rest for now
Haha, Not taking anything personally, I don't believe I am totally in over my head, just new into the hobby and this is only the second early 70s GT that I have worked on. I am learning as I go.
Also, if I was not clear earlier in the thread that may be due to stupidity or one too many cold beers.
The starter engages the flywheel and spins the motor good. There is no issue their, I am now looking into if I am getting a spark or not because the starter spins good and the motor tries to fire but won't. So I understand I have a fuel or spark issue after the starter. When I cleaned the points about a week ago I noticed they were touching so that was why I posted most recently. Id Also like to note that I believe I am getting good compression as I can feel it coming out of the muffler as its spinning or when I had spark plug out and turned it over it comes out with good force!
This afternoon I pulled the sparkplug out and had it grounded to the top of the motor and tried turning it over. I don't think I saw a spark, and If i did it was not very prominent. So that is why I feel as though I should be looking to the coil or the points. (brand new spark plug is in)
I also bought some starting fluid and tried to put a little into the intake valve as it was reving and did not get it to turn over. That is why i think it is a spark issue of sorts
So sorry if I am annoying you guys. I like to get my hands dirty and love the hobby. I just want this ford running so I can cut my grandparents grass without trailering my massey back and forth every week!
Edited by Cribs1450, May 28, 2018 - 11:34 PM.