68 chevelle just cranks

Asked by 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


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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