1980 stock 350: engine won't run after it got hosed down with water

by Candace
(Las Vegas)

She always started right up until it got wet.
Turns over strong sprayed ether in carburetor
she wants to rip but it's just shy of catching
did have new spark plugs put in before it got wet
It's not the fuel pump or battery
Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Feb 26, 2018
Car won't start NEW
by: John

Did the engine get wet from the bottom, from you running over a puddle? Did the car keep running till you shut it off? I'm trying to understand what exactly happened. Check all the wires on the Starter Solenoid for looseness. Check the coil wire at both ends. Make sure there clean and dry. Make sure no wires came loose or broke off. When you check and clean the coil wire ends and reconnect them, try to start it. If it does not start, pull the number plug and wire off. Connect plug to wire. Have someone crank the engine while you with a pair of insulated pliers touch the plug against the block checking for spark. Possibly could of shorted the coil. Just my 2 cents.

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