Mind boggled 1966
So I'm new to the forum, not so new to impalas. I just bought a 1966 regular impala with factory ac and a 283 on Monday. I test drove the car before I bought and car drove just fine.
When I went back to the guys house to buy it, it fired up and I drove it home (30 miles away). I parked the car and started it again 15 minutes later, it stalled out, fired it up again, this time giving it a little gas and she started right up, I drove it around the block a few times and parked it.
Today it wouldn't start. When I turned the key it just kept turning, but wouldn't catch. I did some fiddling around with the carb, I could visually see gas going into the filter when my friend cranked, still nothing. I went to autozone charged the battery (they said it was good but needed a charge), bought some starter fluid, sprayed two quick shots in the carb and the car fired right up.
I took the car on a drive for about twenty minutes and it ran fine, it felt a little different but I figured I must've tweaked the carb by accident a little, so I would just adjust it later. Once I returned from the drive I parked the car. Not even a minute later I figured hell let's see what happens now. I stick the key in and turn, nothing, the car literally won't do anything, it's like the batteries dead but with no clicking. The lights still come so I know there's power. I have no clue what is going on.
If you guys have any insight or thoughts I would love to hear.
Btw this car hasn't been driven much, the guy told me it has been just sitting in the driveway.
I take it back, the lights won't come on, at least now they don't. I went outside to check and they won't turn on, neither do the lights inside the headliner panels. There's no power at all now.