Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Rochester, N.Y.
On my 67 Impala all my accessories work when I turn the key to on, but when I turn it to start (nothing no sound at all). But when I turn the key to start I see the volt gauge peg to zero volts, and an indicator light on my floor shifter goes out. That light on the floor shifter is wired to be on when the ignition is on. I took the coil out of the top of the HEI distributor and tested it with an ohm meter. Putting the leads from the battery (red wire) to the center where the carbon electrode is, I get no reading which means an open circuit. So I ordered a new one and see what that does. This car is super clean, new battery and high torque starter motor. Does anyone think this could be a bad ignition switch as well? It is a new 350 engine that I put in last year, has been starting and running great. This problem came about all of a sudden without any other symptoms.