Join Date: May 2013
Location: southwest ontario canada
Bronco Info: driving a 78 rusty piece o crap owned 23 yrs, and working on another 78 bronco,mint,460
if fuel is very old, I would start by draining and cleaning tank and fresh fuel before I wasted time on anything else
old fuel will not fire well if at all
I tried recently to run some gas that was just over 1 yr old in my lawnmower, it wouldn't start and that thing will almost run on piss!
that and pull plugs and squirt a couple squirts of oil down each plug hole to help seal rings that dead fuel may be washing the ring seal away
after a bit of cranking ,are any of the plugs wet?
if so, a plug that has been flooded with fuel,new or old, may never fire again!
I have seen it many many times after being flooded the plug never fires again and new plugs were only way to get running
and as far as mechanics go, most that are not old farts have no idea what a distributor is,does or how to lace up plug wires or how to diagnose a problem a computer cannot find for them, let along diagnose a problem after someone has had it apart,and changed things around
I bet it is a simple issue,just have to find it