my ever reliable Pantera decided not to start. I suspected electrical, so I started to fuss with the ignition system, pushing pulling on wires without dismantling anything, then checked for spark. It was strong and the car started. This was dismaying because I had fixed nothing, yet the car started. It started a few more times over the next two weeks and ran fine, then today nothing. Again I went through the same procedure as last time, but no spark. Where would you begin your trouble shooting? The coil and distributor are about three years old. 

Thank you, Tom

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ignition switch and any primary (12v / low voltage) connections in the engine bay near where you where "fussing".

details, what is the trigger system inside what type of distributor in your Cleveland?

put a test light clipped onto the coil + terminal and see if you can replicate the no start condition and note if there's power to the test light or not. then trace backwards through the harness to the battery. hopefully something simple like a loose connection inside a molded plug or spade and not a hidden wire break.

 

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