I have a 1970 cutlass with 350 v8. Started fine yesterday. Car will not start today-fired the first time I turned the key but did not start. Now turns over but won't start.

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Asked by May 26, 2015 at 09:22 PM about the 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Drove about 100 miles yesterday and stopped and started a couple of times. The car was
parked indoors overnight but now will not start. I tried spraying some gas directly into the
carb but it had no effect. The engine has 80,000 miles on it and all normal maintenance
has always been done. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. Thanks.

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Sounds like an ignition system problem. When was the last tune up done. By putting gas down the carb it should have done something. Unless the float bowl leaked down overnight. If that's the case it may be flooded. Try holding the accelerator to the floor while cranking. HTH. -Jim

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so you have some fuel/spray..now you need spark.. check and change cap/rotor/points/condenser..voltage to + side of coil..let us know

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Thanks for your help--it turned out to be the points.

Having similar problem, was adjusting the points when car killed and would not start again. Figure burned the points,changed the points and was not firing. So changed the coil. I know power is making it to the points by using a test light, but not arcing/ firing. Distributor is turning, so lost why points are not arcing/firing. Points have been set.

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