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Hi everyone. Im new to the forum but i signed up because my dad has a 68 GTO in the garage thats been sitting for about 15-20 years. I recently took an interest in it and want to get it running. Im trying to motivate my pops to help me out but he feels like theres no hope... But i went ahead and tried to start the engine and to my surprise the engine rolled. i thought there was going to be no response at all, but it actually rolls but doesnt turn on. Is there specific things i should look into first to check? i know i didn't explain in detail but Im wondering if it could be the fuel pump? or maybe something to do with the wiring? Any help would be greatly appreciated! I really wanna see the day that shes on the road once again! Thanks!

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So far thats all i got... cant get good shots because of garage bieng so damn messy. I'll try to take better pics later on.

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1st thing to do is pour a small amount of gasoline directly into carburetor and see if she will start and run for a few seconds.

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Ive tried carbuerator cleaner and gas and still no go...engine turns without a problem though. Btw thanks for the quick reply.
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Next...check to see if you are getting spark. You need to pour about 2 shots of gas down the carb to get it to fire.....Not carb cleaner! If you get it to fire up, Pappy will be out there to help, I gaurentee it!!! Eric



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What kind of shape is it in???? Post some pics!



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Turn on the switch and see if you have 10-12 volts at the + terminal of the coil, if yes, check again while trying to start, you should have 12-13 during the start cycle. If yes, pull a spark plug, ground the bottom part of the plug and see if you have spark as Eric suggested,

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Thanks guys. Will try out once more with gasoline tomorrow. I'll also try to post some pics by tomorrow, and what kind of tester will i need to check the volts?
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Thanks guys. Will try out once more with gasoline tomorrow. I'll also try to post some pics by tomorrow, and what kind of tester will i need to check the volts?
A standard cheap volt meter, set to DC scale 20 volt range, make sure the gas is fresh and not some thats been in a can in your garage for a year or 2.

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Thanks alot! Ima check Sears tomorrow to see if they have any there. I'll update tomorrow.
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i doing the same thing with my dads 68(its been sitting for 19 years- longer than ive been alive)! anyways you might also wanna check the spark plug wires and the cap and rotor because they might be send the charge to the spark plugs to get that spark. here a website i found that helps explain some stuff you might need to do to get it started.

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