I decided to make a new thread after my last one went from "I'm scared of riding further than 5 miles" to "where did the stupid spark go" to "ok now nothing works."
I took a break from working on my Peugeot 103 for a couple weeks to let my wallet recover and I'm back at it. To my surprise it didn't magically fix itself in the garage.
After Pat helped me with an external coil, new points, and a bunch of other points I got the spark going killer. Bright blue spark every time, even just turning the flywheel by hand. But now it doesn't want to even start running.
I've checked the carb and everything is clean, fuel is flowing freely through the petcock and fuel filter, there's compression on the engine when I put my finger over the spark plug hole, the reeds look good, and I feel suction when I put my finger over the hole where the carb attaches.
I thought all I needed was spark, fuel, and air? I didn't know I needed magical powers too, but who knows what french engineers where up to in the 70's.
Its a Peugeot 103 LVS U3 running a Dellorto 14.12 carb with whatever the stock jets are. I've already replaced the needle that was all swollen from the previous owner spraying carb cleaner on it.* Moved to this forum by grahammotzing