Re: Honey, look what followed me home!
Thanks to Dennis Ogg for helping me find the wiring problem. I called him about the service manual and while we were looking in it he pulled the Operators manual out of his 79 SII to look at the fuses. It listed the ignition fuse as a fusible link, and sure enough the one on IGN1 was burnt. A quick trip to Carquest for a fuseholder and a terminal to put it in the switch plug and I was in business.
I forgot to take the welder so the ports will have to wait for another day.
I did drive it out of the shop and around the lot a couple times, smokes pretty bad but I expected that with the MMO I put in the cylinders initially. Lots of smoke from the engine bay as it burns junk off the manifolds and exhaust. Seems to have a problem pulling fuel from the tank, but I'll have to look into that more. Trans seemed a little sluggish at first but otherwise OK, a new filter and fluid will help that.
I think I'm going to attempt to use the Quadrajet carb that came with it since I really don't want to shell out $300 for a new Edelbrock 1406. The racers 1406 on it right now has no choke connections so it's not a long term solution, but I used it because I know it is good and one less variable starting an unknown engine. Same reason I dropped in the other distributor rather than messing with what came in it.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
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