I got my 1973 240z for my senior project and ive done everything i can find and think of to get it started but i still get nothing.
Bought it from behind a mechanic shop i volunteer at, apparently been sitting for 2 years and the owner didn't want to buy new carburetors to replace his terrible gunked up ones. but it ran when parked (thats all the background info i got)
the car seems to have some electrical issues i think seeing as no lights came on when i turn the key and it wouldn't even turn over by the key.
I had to take out the dash so i could cut out the old floor pan and frame rails (rusted beyond repair) and weld in the new ones, so right now the dash is out
So far ive:
Bought new to me flat top carburetors and had them rebuilt by the shop i volunteer at
got new spark plugs, distributor cap, distributor rotor, point set, ignition condenser, air and fuel filter, and in pump fuel filter
I know its getting spark i checked by taking a spark plug out and making sure it did (arc was blue, ive heard it may not start if its arc is orange because its weak) granted i do have to run a wire straight from the battery to the coil when i try to start it to get 12v to it
im pretty positive its getting fuel i can see it going up through the filter
the carburetors were just rebuilt so im sure thats not the problem
ive tried spraying carb spray in the carbs but to no avail
it turns over just fine but refuses to start
I may be missing something obvious but im at a total loss
any help would be greatly appreciated