The suggestions in Ian’s response are valid. Use caution in priming the engine with starter fluid or gasoline.
Small wires inside the distributor may be broken—or the small wires to and from the coil. Check for corrosion on the ends of the heavy wire from the coli to the center of the distributor—and in the sockets on the coil and center of the distributor. Check for +12V at the coil while cranking. If not there, could be wiring or starter switch. Coil body needs to be dry and clean. Fuel pump may have failed. Your car starts on 12 Volts to the coil and runs on a lower voltage after dropping through the coil on the firewall. Check connections at the resistor. The resistor can fail but would not prevent the engine from starting.. It would just quit when the key is released from the start to the run position.
Silly question, but are you sure you have gas? Could there be a blockage at the fuel filter? Try pouring a little gas into the carb and them start it. Or try spraying some starting fluid into the carb. Also the choke may be stuck in the open position. Check that as well. Good luck.
1966 Chrysler 300 Conv
1966 Plymouth Barracuda
1972 Plymouth Scamp
I have a 64 300K 413 (no ac) 4 brl that was starting up and running fine last weekend and for the last few weeks. Went in today and tried to start - starter cranked and cranked but engine would not turn over. Battery seems to be pretty strong and it kept cranking and cranking. Not being a great motorhead, any have any ideas why all of sudden car won't turn over or any suggestions what I should do.
Posted by: "Rich Barber" <c300@xxxxxxx>
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