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10-27-04, 06:47 AM   #1  
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mustang wont start

here i go again, 1989 5.0 5spd, car hasent been drive in a week, got to car (1) battery was dead (brand new) so i jumped it went down the road, car ran like crap, ended up trying to jump it again, this time didnt work, spark shot from the terminal of the batterywhen attempting the jum, so we reconnected the cables one last time,, the car tried to start, and i didnt even have the key in the ignition, notice some smoke coming from around the starter solenoid, any ideas?

 
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10-27-04, 10:50 AM   #2  
"so i jumped it went down the road, car ran like crap,"

check your grounds and alternator cables. The engine must be grounded, and the battery ground needs to connect to the body.

 
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10-27-04, 10:52 AM   #3  
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I Forgot To Say That I Saw Smoke Coming From The Hood Near The Fender, I Think The Dam Solenoid Went Out On Me

 
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10-28-04, 07:21 AM   #4  
That solonoid will smoke when overheated or overloaded, doesn't mean it's bad. In fact, that little solonoid is one of the few things on a ford that almost never goes out. Sounds like you def have a short somewhere since it's starting without the key in the ignition

 
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10-28-04, 07:26 AM   #5  
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yeah i brought a new one and installed it, the car started right up, so i am still going to check all the wiring also, thanks,but let me ask you this for a modified engine, hen installing the spark plugs, would the gap be set to manufacturer or should it be set differently

 
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10-28-04, 07:45 AM   #6  
what is modified? you should put your mods in your signiture. heads/cam/intake, or just exhaust work and gears??

 
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10-28-04, 07:56 AM   #7  
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ok its got the basic 302 with a cobra upper and lower intake, e303 cam, under drive pullies, bored .30 over, trickflow heads, edelbrock exhaust, h-pipe, 75mm tb, cold air induction, 1.6 rockers or 1.7 i cant remember, flex fan, tremac trans, 373 gears, headers, no cats, the rest is just like suspension work, but thats the engine

 
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10-28-04, 08:25 AM   #8  
truthefully, my bro and I are in process right now of building our first real engine (he picks it up today, woot woot) slick50 browses this forum and will probably see this question and answer it for you. Have you been on the corral yet?

 
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10-28-04, 08:38 AM   #9  
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i have been on their one time, I will try them also. Thanks

 
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10-28-04, 09:18 AM   #10  
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Yes, I would post your ? on the corral
There should be many people there that have a similar combo and have tried differnt gaps/plugs
I mean, stock is fine but if you have some aftermarket ignition parts (I thought you did) you can/may want to increase the gap
If you do post there put all the info you can in your post/sig

 
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10-28-04, 09:20 AM   #11  
hah, I meant slickshift, not slick50

 
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10-28-04, 09:26 AM   #12  
close enough
Hi jt

 
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