My Rampage MT wont start for breakin

Impalassman

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Got everything ready and upgraded to all aluminum. Cranked on it and it doesn't fire. Plug was wet but I took out the plug and can't see any fire jumping the gap while cranking on it . but if touching the roll cage while cranking it i got a ill jolt. Help please and thanks. Sincerely Johnny 20180419_152500.jpg 20180419_152440.jpg 20180419_152348~2.jpg 20180419_152418.jpg 20180419_152440.jpg 20180419_152500.jpg
 

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Got everything ready and upgraded to all aluminum. Cranked on it and it doesn't fire. Plug was wet but I took out the plug and can't see any fire jumping the gap while cranking on it . but if touching the roll cage while cranking it i got a ill jolt. Help please and thanks. Sincerely Johnny View attachment 14096 View attachment 14095 View attachment 14093 View attachment 14094 View attachment 14095 View attachment 14096
if you got shocked - well you know the it has spark !! the spark on these ignitions is sorta a weak yellow- makes it hard to see in sunlight. i would buy a new spark plug- if you are in america- go to napa auto parts-- they could have a replacement- perhaps a champion brand plug-- you need a plug that has an R on it-- this means its a resistor plug-- much less likely to make the steering & throttle unstable-- I prefer ngk brand-- in a pinch though a champion will be ok.
 

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Nice looking rig man ... where you find a escalade body ?

I just had to put a new coil on mine ... towards the end of stage 4 of break in it just died as it was running . Went through every step possible to check right down to holding the hot end of my plug and ripping on the cord lmao ... NOTHING ! But if your getting a little spark check your carb settings back to factory default .... I had another buddy that wouldn’t start with spark and his needles were off and flooding him out before firing .
 

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Thanks I found it on ebay and made it a tribute to dukes of hazzard . I set the needles to factory settings before trying to start. The plug didn't shock me it was the rollcage that shocked me while I was cranking it was wondering if coil was grounding out.

Tried new plug still won't start?????
 

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Nice truck I actually worked at the Cooters in Gatlinburg it was cool. I want my XB to be blacked out but the tires that come on the XB Suck bad that's why I want other options. Thanks
 

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I think you got shocked from the cage because the coil wire was hitting it while cranking it over. I am old skool mentality checking spark. I put a screwdriver in the coil wire then ground the other side of the screwdriver to the head while cranking over, it will be a pretty strong zap surprisingly. You can tell if it is weak or none at all that way. But it sounds like you have spark. Maybe bump the idle a hair and turn the low needle clockwise 1/16 turn and try it. Also get a NGK CMR7H from Advanced autoparts super cheap there

BTW very nice work on that MT bro!! It looks soooo good!!!
 

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Thanks Gman &Phil put alot of time and money into my rig. Got a belt drive in today now just gotta get her running.LOL
 

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Did you put an aftermarket 3rd Chanel remote kill switch in or just the factory engine kill switch . It’s gotta be something simply man ... it’s a gas motor ... spark , fuel & air = go time ...lol
 

Impalassman

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Yes it has the killer bee kill switch. I thought maybe it malfunctioned so I unhooked it and still wouldn't start.

Haven't had a chance to work on it since the weekend. Work so gets in the way of fun LOL
 

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Haven't had a chance to work on it since the weekend. Work so gets in the way of fun LOL
I hear you man I feel the same way with work... maybe your filter is oiled to heavy and not allowing it to breath . .... try pulling the filter off and try without . I don’t know man just throwing ideas out there ..lol
 

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Yeah it seems to have plenty and all head bolts were tight
This may be stupid but have you looked into you coil wire my little spring , clamp thing inside it was broke and not making good enough connection. Just throwing ideas out there. See if your fuel lines are vapor locked I had that problem also with the filter in tank. Good luck bro.
 

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Thanks for the ideas Kevin. I have checked those possibilities. I vented my tank and put on bigger fuel lines its getting fuel.
 

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Does it have the 668 carb on it if so try the tuned settings I'm 1- a qurter turns out on high and 1-16th on the low just try that with air filter off. Maybe worth a shot
 
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