Can't get '37 started

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Dan the Man

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I am having trouble getting my '37 Special Sedan started. I removed the spark plugs, and they were sparking. They were also wet with gasoline, so I assumed that means that the cylinders are getting fuel. My only guess is that the engine is not turning over fast enough. The car is still a 6-volt system, and the battery is a reguar 6-volt battery from an auto parts store. Do I need a stronger battery, like a deep cycle battery, or should the regular battery be able to turn the engine over fast enough? I am pretty sure that slow cranking is the problem, since we were able to get the car started by pulling it with a truck and popping the clutch. Any suggestions?
 
How old is the fuel in the tank?? That engine should be able to be started with a crank, so if it turns over at all, it should start. Old gas will not fire, and you should check to see if the timing is right.
 
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Dan the Man

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The gas is new. We had just put the tank back on the car and filled it up before we cranked it. How do I go about checking the timing?
 
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