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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-05, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Trouble with electrical on 67 Galaxie Wagon

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I have been working on a 1967 Ford Country Sedan 390 2bbl which I acquired recently.I had a clog in the fuel sending unit ,fixed that and now in running into trouble with the starting system.It cranks over very slowly,if at all. I purchased a new battery,battery cables,starter solenoid,and had the starter tested and the test turned out fine. I even had a buddy of mine loosen the distributor and turn it as I was cranking to no avail. I have tried jump starting it and even tried a bigger battery in it and it still has alot of trouble cranking. I removed the spark plugs to see if the carb was getting fuel and at that time it cranked over fine,but once the plugs were reinstalled it just would barely crank. I doubt its the battery cause I swapped batteries with my 97 F250 and both batteries start the F250 just fine. Should I remove the starter and have it tested somewhere else? Where else should I look to try to fix this? Thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-10-05, 04:48 PM
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Re: Trouble with electrical on 67 Galaxie Wagon

Hi, I think you may have a bad starter, even though it tested ok, it may not have been tested under load. If it turned the motor over okay without the spark plugs installed, your motor should be okay. I would try another starter.
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Re: Trouble with electrical on 67 Galaxie Wagon

I agree about the starter, but if that is not the problem check your battery cables.
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Re: Trouble with electrical on 67 Galaxie Wagon

check all grounds too, battery to block, battery to body, block to body, body to frame. my 68 had slow cranking issues even after the starter was rebuilt and a new positive cable, my ground was corroded fixed that and she cranks over fine now.

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87 Chevy Caprice Classic Wagon-307, 2004R, 10 Bolt, what can i say, i grew up with that car
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Re: Trouble with electrical on 67 Galaxie Wagon

Make sure the new cables were nice and thick...you don't get as power to the starter with thin leads.
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