I can’t believe it, the 289 is free and turning over as it should. I was unable to get anything except a backfire though the carburetor, but at this point, I’ll be happy with just turning over.
my thought for next steps are either carb rebuild or upgrade.
I really like the idea of changing to an HEI distributor and avoiding points.
wires are in bad shape and the plugs are questionable.
this car will not be used as high performance.It is my wife’s car and she will be driving it on special occasions and possibly a car show if all works out after paint and body.
I’m looking for suggestions on cost and reliability (mostly reliability requiring few ongoing tweaking of the system) start and run products.
it will be driven mostly in northeast Oklahoma.
thank you for any suggestions.