68 chevelle just cranks


Asked by mpottle Oct 27, 2013 at 08:30 AM about the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 68 chevelle 327 i was letting it run i heard a bang it stalled and i have not been
able to start it it just cranks it does not seem to be getting spark or fuel? i took the dist
cap off and cranked it rotor turns any ideas

4 Answers


a bang? ominous- that 327 is an old, old engine- has it been rebuilt? I would take the plugs out and check their condition then do a compression test- could be a number of things, maybe even a timing chain- like I said, everything in that engine is ancient


i was thinking timingchain also no it has not been rebuilt this is a 100% unrestored 42,000 mile car it is ancient but it ran beautiful

Andrew Olsen

well, its carbed so as long as it sucks are and the pump works its getting fuel. Do a test for spark


amazing that an engine can run that long- in original condition- I would think just metal fatigue would stop it - wrap your head around an engine rebuild with all components checked for stress cracks- pistons, crank, cam, block etc.

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