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06-29-2013 20:20:11

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Hi. Would that also explains why I"m not seeing any spark in the points? Out of timing, maybe? I"m getting current to the coil and to the distributer.

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06-29-2013 20:57:29

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 Re: wd dist adjustments in reply to ChristopherLee, 06-29-2013 20:20:11  
the point opens up and you get no voltage path to ground. Normally the power (12 volts or 6) goes to the coil, then out of coil to the distributor point, and the point grounds when it is closed. The capacitor is in series with this and connects to the point terminal and case is grounded. YOu can not let the wires on the small screw (on point) touch the frame or bracket. IF the point is not adjusted right, it will not open, and then you will get no spark. If it opens at the wrong time, you get spark, but it does no good. If the point is opening and closing and breaking the current path, and still no spark, then change the condenser... test again... if no spark, you might have a bad coil.

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06-29-2013 20:50:12

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 Re: wd dist adjustments in reply to ChristopherLee, 06-29-2013 20:20:11  
Chris! You have juice to the distributer , from the coil. Now check with a test light and see if you have juice to 1/2 of the points, with the pionts blocked open with a piece of cereal box paper. If you have juice to one of the halves, of the OPEN points, then you just have to clean the points, with your wifes nail board. Timing is independent of fire to the points, and will not affect the fire to the points. OH blow the grit out of the dist, after sanding the points.

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