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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:44 pm 

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Hello, I just had My DeSoto shipped to me after 30 years, Its a 1936. I am trying to see if it will start. I put oil down the plugs and now it turns over. My problem is no spark at the plugs, the Distributer looks good, plugs OK, I replaced the coil but still no spark. One question is the coil has both a plus and minus, does the plus go to the distributer. This is not the original fire wall mount, but the new ones. Can someone help me.

UpDate : I now have fire to my plugs, Fuel is next. I have removed the gas tank,in process of finding cleaning method. It looks like White Vinegar solution might work.

Dana Hayman

PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Location: Windom, KS
Glad to hear you're sorting out the issues!

Don't hesitate to stop back by if more help is needed.

Good luck!

It's supposed to be fun!
1949 De Soto Custom Convertible (project)

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:45 pm 

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Hi Dana:

I have a 36 S-2 which was not running when I got it. It is almost identical mechanically to your car. It is now a driver. Please feel free to ask any questions.

Where are you located?

Have a nice day

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