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Old 02-07-2018, 05:48 PM   #1
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95 Blue Bird 350 Block

I have a 95 Blue Bird P50 style short bus. It has the Chevy 350 block in it. It sat for the last year and killed the 8D battery. I just replaced it with a similar battery and it fired right up! The next day it would not start. It makes a rapid turn over noise, but still not starting. Could this be related to the new battery? I took off the air intake cover and sprayed some engine starting fluid into the carb, and it still would not start. I'm at a loss now. Where should I start looking next? Spark plugs? Fuel pump? HELP!
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:36 PM   #2
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when you turn the key does it sound like the starter is just spinning or is the engine turning over but not starting?
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:30 PM   #3
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Is it possible that OP locked one or more of the other exits, inadvertantly activating the interlock system?

Check your top hatch. People break in through the top hatch and they don't bother reconnecting the electrical portion on the way out. Other than that make sure the deadbolts on the doors are open.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:01 PM   #4
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Hope you get it figured out!
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:52 PM   #5
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and they don't bother reconnecting the electrical portion on the way out.
A little inconsiderate of them, doncha think?
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Old 02-07-2018, 09:18 PM   #6
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Definitely inconsiderate, but on the other hand it is extremely difficult to reconnect while on the roof. In that case you can hardly blame the thieves.

OP, is that bird running yet?
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