1958 Corvette Won't Start

by Bob
(North Kingstown. R.I.)

I recently had a 1958 Corvette delivered from Florida. I live in New England and the vehicle was trucked from Florida. The driver seem to start the vette no problem. I drove the car to my home from the pickup point (less than a quarter mile). The car stalled on me when I pulled into my driveway (my fault I was getting used to finding the 1st gear). However, when I tried to restart it - nothing. No power at all - no lights, horn, no ignition sound or engine turning. The battery is good. I had it checked. I also tried to jump start it and nothing. I checked the fuse box, and the fuses are all intact.

Any idea what's wrong?

Could this be a problem with the ignition, coil, alternator, or starter and how can I check these?


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Dec 02, 2011
by: Corvette-web-central

Does the car crank over or just wont start?

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