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Sounds like the starter isn't engaging. Double check the flywheel teeth to make sure there aren't any teeth missing. Turn the engine by hand a couple inches to see if it engages.
Today, there would never be an issue such as that. (When was the last time you had to pull the factory supplied tire block from the trunk? No fuel tanks in the cowl. No fuel tanks filled behind license plates, single circuit brakes, non-safety glass windows, leaky carbs, fuel pumps that leak to the outside (or into the engine). When was the last time you used a 36' tall bumper jack that barely clipped under the bumper? Had a carb backfire when you were tuning it? Wipers that stopped every time you touched the throttle? How long has it been since you installed (not replaced) seat belts into a car? Had the oil line break inside the car on a mechanical factory gauge? The list goes on and on.KOG said:Some of us don't have to ask you why you know. We know the same way.