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Offline jojo4910

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No spark on 1977 440
« on: October 08, 2017, 09:57:53 AM »
Hi everyone,
We need help with an issue on our 1977 440 Clipper. Sometimes it will start and other times there is no spark. We replaced the battery, starter, and module. It seems to be intermittent . Could it be the ignition coil or something else. Help! We want to take it south for the winter. We were going to sell it, but decided we love it too much. Soon as we get it running, we plan on becoming members.

Thanks, Jo

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Re: No spark on 1977 440
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 11:53:38 AM »
I had that problem with my 360.  I ended up doing this conversion:  http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/#/topics/203358

I haven't had any trouble since.  I wasn't able to fit the HEI coil in my doghouse, so I stuck with the standard.
'75 American Clipper Dodge 360 821F; ACOC #3754

Offline rvguy101

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Re: No spark on 1977 440
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 10:54:29 AM »
for my the ignition coil went out. napa sell them usa made. for $ 20, to $ 39. my was $ 28.89. 2 years on my coil, & she fire up evertime.
77 dodge clipper, with 20,000 miles. & a 76 Holiday Rambler class c, with 100,000 miles,. & a 78 dodge clipper, with 100,000 miles on it,.

Offline jojo4910

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Re: No spark on 1977 440
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 12:39:25 PM »
Thanks for the reply from both of you. We replaced the ignition coil and resistor coil. It started after replacing both, but now it won't turn over again. Any suggestions?  Help!!!

Also, the link you posted doesn't take me to the conversion. Would you mind reposting?

Thank you so much for your help!!!

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Re: No spark on 1977 440
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2017, 05:52:17 AM »
That's what I was going through with mine.  I'd replace everything and then it would stop starting again.

The link takes you to the Dodge forum.  The thread it takes you to has the conversion detailed.  He starts by identifying the parts you'll need and then goes on to explain how to do it.

I haven't had a starting issue since.
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Offline smartin9913

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Re: No spark on 1977 440
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 02:15:26 AM »
The conversion referred to works really well. I did it on one of my old cars.  It worked great and now I have it on all of them.
  My dad used to carry a spare ballast resistor in his 78 dodge truck       always
The only reason I?m not doing it on our clipper is that the engine is getting swapped out for a cummins 5.9 Diesel

 

Offline Clipper Joe

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Re: No spark on 1977 440
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2017, 03:42:10 PM »
Hello,
Please Let Us Know, & Would Be Real Nice To See Photos On,
Your Diesel Upgrade.
Would Love To Do The Same.

Are You Doing This Yourself, Or Having This Done For You?
Can You Also, Let Us Know The Cost Of This Undertaking.

Thanks Again, & Welcome,

Joe
1977 Dodge 440  Rear Kitchen
ACOC#3749