1980 Corvette L82 wont start

by Jerry
(California)

1980 corvette L82 wont start. Just put an Edelbrock 1721 fuel pump on and new filter and it started just fine. The new pump puts out 6psi at 110gph and the original one is 7 1/2psi at 40gph and they say no regulator is needed. I drove it two miles and ran smooth, punched it while getting on the highway and did okay but the second time it seemed to have no power and it just shut down and the engine wouldn't restart. I checked and there is fuel being pumped after disconnecting the fuel line to see. I also put an old spark plug in the #1 boot and it had a yellow spark I read that it should look blue? I think this is the original distributor and all its components. The plug wires are not HEI also. I was already planning to change these but for now, what is the problem? It did run before.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to C3 Corvette Ask!.
























Chris Trautman @ Corvette Assembly Plant 2019

About Us: Corvette Web Central | Owner Bio: Chris Trautman

Established in 2008 by Chris Trautman, Corvette Web Central quickly grew into one of the top leading Corvette enthusiast websites globally. 

"This website is a passion of mine just as much as being a Corvette owner," says Chris.  He was frustrated trying to find information on the internet about Corvettes which was was not biased or influenced somehow. 

He has owned three Corvettes over the last twenty years and does not plan to stop owning one anytime soon.

Note: Some links on this page are part of our affiliate program and provide a small portion of proceeds to fund the administrative costs and to fund more product reviews.  We are not paid to perform the reviews or are we given any products for free.  

You might like these